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Inspection: 303384887 - Bp Amoco Polymers,Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta East

Nr: 303384887Report ID: 0418100Open Date: 03/13/2001

Bp Amoco Polymers,Inc
3702 Clanton Road,
Augusta, GA 30906
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2821/Plastics Materials, Synthetic Resins, and Nonvulcanizable Elastomers
Mailing: Po Box 5867, Augusta, GA 30916

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/11/2001
Close Case:10/17/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101281129    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 1 6
Current Violations 1 1 2 4
Initial Penalty $16,000 $125,000 $0 $0 $0 $141,000
Current Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $115,000 $119,000
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 I03 II 09/11/2001 09/21/2001 $0 $7,000 $0 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100133 A01 09/11/2001 09/21/2001 $0 $2,000 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100147 C07 IA 09/11/2001 01/05/2002 $4,000 $7,000 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Unclass 19100147 C06 I 09/11/2001 10/05/2002 $50,000 $55,000 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02002A Unclass 19100147 D 09/11/2001 10/05/2002 $65,000 $70,000 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 02002B Unclass 19100147 C04 IID 09/11/2001 10/05/2002 $0 $0 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 03001 Other 19100147 C04 IIC 09/11/2001 09/21/2001 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201281219Event: 03/13/2001Three Employees Killed In Explosion Of Waste Vessel
At about 2:45 a.m. on March 13, 2001, Employee #1 and Employee #2, two operators, and Employee #3, a maintenance mechanic, were assigned the task of cleaning out a waste vessel, KD 502A. The three employees were removing the flange to the pot, and had removed several of the 44 bolts holding the flange, when the pressure in the vessel was violently released, killing all three of the employees.
Keywords: chemical vessel, explosion, pressure release
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303384887 Fatality Other Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.
2 303384887 Fatality Other Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.
3 303384887 Fatality Other Industrial machinery repairers

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