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Inspection: 301406500 - Phillips Petroleum Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 301406500Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 03/27/2000

Phillips Petroleum Co.
1400 Jefferson St.
Pasadena, TX 77501
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2821/Plastics Materials, Synthetic Resins, and Nonvulcanizable Elastomers
NAICS: 325211/Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing
Mailing: Po Box 792, Pasadena, TX 77501

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/07/2000
Close Case:08/19/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101930121    
 Complaint77080976 Yes  
 Inspection123267890    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 13 34 2 1 50
Current Violations 6 1 1 30 38
Initial Penalty $66,000 $2,380,000 $70,000 $1,000 $0 $2,517,000
Current Penalty $33,500 $0 $35,000 $1,000 $2,100,000 $2,169,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100106 I01 09/21/2000 09/26/2000 $0 $7,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  2. 01002 Serious 19100119 D03 IB 09/21/2000 09/26/2000 $7,000 $7,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  3. 01003 Serious 19100119 E03 II 09/21/2000 10/24/2000 $7,000 $7,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  4. 01004 Serious 19100119 H02 I 09/21/2000 10/24/2000 $7,000 $7,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
Deleted 5. 01005 Serious 19100119 H02 II 09/21/2000 10/24/2000 $0 $7,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  6. 01006 Serious 19100119 J04 IV 09/21/2000 09/26/2000 $7,000 $7,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
Deleted 7. 01007 Serious 19100119 J05 09/21/2000 10/24/2000 $0 $7,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
Deleted 8. 01008 Serious 19100120 Q03 III 09/21/2000 09/26/2000 $0 $2,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
Deleted 9. 01009 Serious 19100120 Q03 VII 09/21/2000 09/26/2000 $0 $3,500 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  10. 01010 Serious 19100120 Q06 09/21/2000 10/24/2000 $3,500 $3,500 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  11. 01011 Serious 19100120 Q09 I 09/21/2000 10/24/2000 $2,000 $2,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
Deleted 12. 01012 Serious 19100120 Q11 I 09/21/2000 10/24/2000 $0 $3,500 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
Deleted 13. 01013 Serious 19101200 G01 09/21/2000 10/24/2000 $0 $2,500 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
Deleted 14. 02001 Willful 19100119 F01 IB 09/21/2000 11/08/2000 $0 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  15. 02002 Unclass 19100119 G01 I 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  16. 02003 Unclass 19100119 G01 I 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  17. 02004 Unclass 19100119 G01 I 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  18. 02005 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  19. 02006 Unclass 19100119 G01 I 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  20. 02007 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  21. 02008 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  22. 02009 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  23. 02010 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  24. 02011 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  25. 02012 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  26. 02013 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  27. 02014 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  28. 02015 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  29. 02016 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  30. 02017 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  31. 02018 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  32. 02019 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  33. 02020 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  34. 02021 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  35. 02022 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  36. 02023 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  37. 02024 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  38. 02025 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  39. 02026 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  40. 02027 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  41. 02028 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  42. 02029 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  43. 02030 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  44. 02031 Unclass 19100119 G01 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $70,000 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
Deleted 45. 02032 Willful 19100119 I02 II 09/21/2000 09/26/2000 $0 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
Deleted 46. 02033 Willful 19100119 J05 09/21/2000 11/23/2000 $0 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
Deleted 47. 02034 Willful 19100147 D02 09/21/2000 09/26/2000 $0 $70,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  48. 03001 Repeat 19100119 E05 09/21/2000 10/24/2000 $35,000 $35,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
Deleted 49. 03002 Repeat 19100119 F01 09/21/2000 12/23/2000 $0 $35,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission
  50. 04001 Other 19100120 Q02 X 09/21/2000 09/29/2000 $1,000 $1,000 $0 10/04/2000 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201921863Event: 03/27/2000One Employee Killed 145 Injured In Fire And Explosion
While preparing a butadiene intermediate vessel for cleaning, chemical residue was left inside the vessel for several weeks forming "popcorn" polymer. During routine checks, someone blocked in the vessel. The chemical continued to polymerize for several days building pressure within the vessel. When the pressure exceeded the limits of the vessel, it ruptured releasing a large quantity of flammable vapor which ignited. Employee #1 was killed and approximately 145 other employees suffered injuries that required medical attention ranging from first aid to hospitalization.
Keywords: explosion, fire, burn, heat, sprain, chemical, chemical burn, chemical reaction, chemical vapor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 301406500 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
4 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
7 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
8 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
9 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
10 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
11 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
12 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
13 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
14 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
15 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
16 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
17 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
18 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
19 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
20 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
21 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
22 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
23 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
24 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
25 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
26 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
27 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
28 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
29 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
30 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
31 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
32 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
33 301406500 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
34 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
35 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
36 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
37 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
38 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
39 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Dislocation Occupation not reported
40 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
41 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Occupation not reported
42 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
43 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
44 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
45 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
46 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
47 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
48 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
49 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
50 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
51 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
52 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
53 301406500 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
54 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
55 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
56 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Occupation not reported
57 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
58 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
59 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
60 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
61 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
62 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
63 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
64 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
65 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
66 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
67 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
68 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
69 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
70 301406500 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
71 301406500 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
72 301406500 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
73 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
74 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
75 301406500 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
76 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
77 301406500 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
78 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
79 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
80 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
81 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
82 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Occupation not reported
83 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
84 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
85 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
86 301406500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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