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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307123091 - Giant Refining Company

Inspection Information - Office: New Mexico

Nr: 307123091Report ID: 0653510Open Date: 04/09/2004

Giant Refining Company
Route 3, Box 7
Gallup, NM 87301
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2911/Petroleum Refining
NAICS: 324110/Petroleum Refineries
Mailing: 23733 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/04/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:07/21/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100041573    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $11,550 $49,000 $0 $0 $0 $60,550
Current Penalty $16,450 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,450
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100119 E05 10/04/2004 06/23/2005 $4,900 $49,000 $0 10/20/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 19100119 J05 10/04/2004 06/23/2005 $4,900 $4,900 $0 10/20/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02002 Serious 19100119 L02 II 10/01/2004 06/23/2005 $4,900 $4,900 $0 10/20/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02003 Serious 19100119 O01 10/04/2004 06/23/2005 $1,750 $1,750 $0 10/20/2004 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200040830Event: 04/08/2004Six Employees Injured In Refinery Explosion
Six maintenance workers were preparing to replace a seal on a steam pump in the refinery's hydrofluoric acid alkylation unit. As one of the workers removed the pump casing, highly flammable petroleum components were released, formed a liquid and vapor cloud that ignited. Employees #1 and #2 sustained concussions and were treated at the scene. Employees #3 through #6 sustained serious burns and other injuries, and were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, maintenance, flammable vapors, hydrofluoric acid, steam, explosion, seal, concussion, pump, refinery
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307123091 Non Hospitalized injury Concussion Machinery maintenance occupations
2 307123091 Non Hospitalized injury Concussion Machinery maintenance occupations
3 307123091 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations
4 307123091 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Management related occupations, n.e.c.
5 307123091 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations
6 307123091 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations

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