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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303419030 - Interstate Treating, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Austin

Nr: 303419030Report ID: 0625400Open Date: 02/06/2001

Interstate Treating, Inc.
Route 1, Box 298, Hwy 979
Franklin, TX 77856
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1629/Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: Po Box 1386, Odessa, TX 79760

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/06/2001
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:08/16/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,200
Current Penalty $4,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/01/2001 03/13/2001 $4,200 $4,200 $0 03/23/2001 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 03/01/2001 03/13/2001 $0 $0 $0 03/23/2001 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003A Serious 19260020 B02 03/01/2001 03/13/2001 $0 $0 $0 03/23/2001 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01003B Serious 19260021 B02 03/01/2001 03/13/2001 $0 $0 $0 03/23/2001 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200601730Event: 02/05/2001Employee Killed When Struck By Valve Under Pressure
Interstate Treating Company had a contract with Cross Timbers Oil Co. to pressure test a 5000-gallon separator tank. A water truck had delivered water to the site and pumping water into the tank under pressure. Suddenly the driver of the water truck noticed that a 2-inch valve was leaking. The valve then started to spew water and the driver of the water truck called over Employee #1, who was also the foreman, to see the leaking valve. Employee #1 walked in front of the valve, a few feet away. The valve appeared to explode and part of it hit the foreman in the groin, severing the main arteries to both legs. Coworkers tried to stop the flow of blood with compresses until the EMS van could get there, but were unsuccessful. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital by live flight, but was pronounced DOA at the hospital.
Keywords: severed, valve, struck by, artery, flying object, pressure release, leg, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303419030 Fatality Puncture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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