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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 6 10
Current Violations 4 6 10
Initial Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
Current Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 07/25/2000 08/28/2000 $3,500 $3,500 $0 -
  2. 01002A Serious 19100146 C02 07/25/2000 07/28/2000 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002B Serious 19100146 C04 07/25/2000 08/28/2000 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01003 Serious 19100305 B02 07/25/2000 07/28/2000 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01004 Serious 19101200 E01 07/25/2000 08/28/2000 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02001 Other 19040002 A 07/25/2000 07/28/2000 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 02002 Other 19100037 Q01 07/25/2000 07/28/2000 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 02003 Other 19100038 A01 07/25/2000 08/28/2000 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 02004 Other 19100132 D01 07/25/2000 08/28/2000 $0 $0 $0 -
  10. 02005 Other 19100134 C01 07/25/2000 08/28/2000 $0 $0 $0 -
  11. 02006 Other 19100178 L01 I 07/25/2000 08/28/2000 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200840528 Event: 05/31/2000Employee Killed When Oil Tank Explodes During Test
Employee #1 was conducting an integrity test with compressed air on an indoor above-ground oil storage tank, model 210. The air was being introduced into the tank at 5 psig by an air compressor and a pressure assembly equipped with a gauge. Employee #1 was standing in front of the top plate when it suddenly blew off the tank and he was thrown through the corrugated metal wall of the building where the test was being performed. He was killed. The applicable industry standard, UL-142, steel above-ground tanks for flammable and combustible liquids, paragraph 39.2.1, required that the compressed air be set at between 1.5 and 2.5 psig.
Keywords: work rules, oil tank, compressed air, test equipment, explosion, high pressure, oil well servicing, struck by, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300611316 Fatality Concussion Laborers, except construction

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