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Inspection: 309343739 - Gregory & Cook Construction Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Corpus Christi

Nr: 309343739Report ID: 0626000Open Date: 10/19/2005

Gregory & Cook Construction Inc
Tower & Canton Rd Station 10 13 + 16
Edinburg, TX 78539
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
NAICS: 237120/Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 7575 San Felipe Ste 350, Houston, TX 77063

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/03/2006
Emphasis: N:Trench, S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:02/24/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/10/2006 01/19/2006 $3,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200211845Event: 10/10/2005Employee Killed When Struck By A Blown Wrench
On October 10, 2005, Employee #1, was struck and killed by a blown hand-wrench when a valve failed on a pipeline that was being hydrotested. Two Employees were in the blow down process and they were using a wrench to open a valve. As the valve opened it separated from the manifold. The wrench being used to open the valve was then blown, struck and killed Employee #1.
Keywords: wrench, open valve, pipe wrench, construction, high pressure, pipeline, valve, oil well servicing, struck by, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309343739 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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