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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 503010501 08/30/2001 11/01/2001 $7,000 $7,000 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200621571 Event: 07/23/2001Employee Fatally Burned At A Refinery
On July 23, 2001, Employee #1, a furnace operator, was working at a refinery. He was assisting in the operations involved in refining waste oil. While walking through the process area near a pipeline, a valve ruptured containing a heated combustible liquid. The rupturing liquid vaporized in the ambient air and formed a vapor cloud that subsequently ignited and exploded. Employee #1 was caught in the flame emanating from the exploded pipeline. The flames caused systemic burns that were fatal.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, rupture, pipeline, combustible liquid, refinery
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304497118 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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