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Inspection: 309912889 - Exxon Mobil

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Nr: 309912889Report ID: 0950664Open Date: 04/15/2009

Exxon Mobil
3700 W 190th St
Torrance, CA 90509
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2911/Petroleum Refining
NAICS: 324110/Petroleum Refineries
Mailing: 3700 W 190th Street, Torrance, CA 90509

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/08/2009
Close Case:03/09/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362465122    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 1 4 5
Initial Penalty $30,150 $0 $0 $2,550 $0 $32,700
Current Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $1,700 $0 $24,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5189 D02 09/09/2009 10/11/2009 $0 $850 $0 09/30/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 5189 E02 E 09/09/2009 10/11/2009 $850 $850 $0 09/30/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 6815 A 09/09/2009 10/11/2009 $850 $850 $0 09/30/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Serious 3383 B 09/09/2009 09/26/2009 $22,500 $7,650 $0 09/30/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 03001 Other 5189 F01 C 09/09/2009 09/26/2009 $0 $22,500 $0 09/30/2009 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202529327Event: 04/11/2009Employee Suffers Thermal Burns, Later Dies
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on April 11, 2009, two coworkers were deheading Coke Drum Number 11 at an oil refinery delayed coker Unit. The coworkers, located on the mezzanine deck, were wearing heavy rubberized protective clothing, removed all 12 bolts from the 8-in. goose neck flange on the bottom outlet and then placed the Head Jack Carriage under the bottom head and unbolted all 52 bottom flange bolts. The coworkers remotely lowered the motorized Head Jack 1-in. to 3-in. below the bottom head in an attempt to drop the head onto the Jack. Employee # 1, at ground level, approximately 25 ft west of Drum 11, was struck with 212-degree Fahrenheit water, steam, and steam condensate from the unbolted flange on the front and back of body. Employee # 1 was provided first aid and subsequently transported to the hospital burn unit with second-degree and third- degree thermal burns to 85- percent of his body. At approximately 4.49 p.m. on April 29, 2009, Employee #1 died.
Keywords: burn, heat, hot water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309912889 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Stationary engineers

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