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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 304506371 - Tmc Engineering Services

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 304506371Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 01/16/2002

Tmc Engineering Services
2335 Wadsworth
Houston, TX 77015
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4789/Transportation Services, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/11/2002
Close Case:07/17/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101761351    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 9 9
Current Violations 9 9
Initial Penalty $20,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $20,750
Current Penalty $14,525 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,525
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100134 B10 06/20/2002 07/23/2002 $525 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100146 C04 06/20/2002 07/23/2002 $1,750 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19100146 D04 I 06/20/2002 07/23/2002 $1,750 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 19100146 D05 II 06/20/2002 07/23/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004A Serious 19100146 D08 06/20/2002 07/23/2002 $1,750 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01004B Serious 19100146 D10 06/20/2002 07/23/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01004C Serious 19100146 J02 06/20/2002 07/23/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01005A Serious 19100146 D13 06/20/2002 07/23/2002 $1,750 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01005B Serious 19100146 D14 06/20/2002 07/23/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 01006 Serious 19100146 E01 06/20/2002 07/23/2002 $1,750 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 01007 Serious 19100146 F10 06/20/2002 07/23/2002 $1,750 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  12. 01008A Serious 19100146 G01 06/20/2002 07/23/2002 $1,750 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  13. 01008B Serious 19100146 G04 06/20/2002 07/23/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  14. 01009 Serious 19100303 B02 06/20/2002 07/23/2002 $1,750 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201761616Event: 01/15/2002Employee Killed In Lpg Rail Car Explosion
On January 15, 2002, Employee #1, an untrained TMC Engineering Services worker, entered a LPG rail tank car as assigned. The tank car was identified as a permit required confined space. As a result of a grinder being turned on, the tank car exploded. Employee #1 was killed, and Employee #2 was hospitalized as a result of burns.
Keywords: burn, grinder, confined space, railroad tank car, explosion, lp gas
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304506371 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 304506371 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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