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Inspection: 310253620 - Marathon Petroleum Company

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 310253620Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 09/05/2007

Marathon Petroleum Company
U.S Highway 61 At Marathon Avenue
Garyville, LA 70051
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2911/Petroleum Refining
NAICS: 324110/Petroleum Refineries
Mailing: P.O. Box Box Ac, Marathon Avenue At Highway 61, Garyville, LA 70051

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/12/2007
Close Case:12/22/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200554970Event: 09/01/2007Employee Drowns When Truck Drives Into Pond
At 6:30 p.m. on August 31, 2007, Employee #1, a refrigerated butane storage (RBS) operator, was instructed to close the block valves at night fall, following a hydrostatic test of Tank 300-1. Employee #1 closed the block valves as instructed. At approximately 8:45 p.m., Employee #1 was instructed by the supervisor to open the block valve drain on Tank 300-1 to stop the flow of water to the baffle pond due to high water. Another operator was instructed to close the valve on Tank 300-1 to stop the flow of water to the pond. Employee #1 traveled in a Ford F150 pickup truck to the pond, when he encountered high water, but he continued to drive the same route and drove into the pond. Employee #1 notified his supervisor by radio that he drove the vehicle into a "ditch", when actually Employee #1 was in the pond. He stated he was OK at approximately 10:30 p.m. Employee #1 called the supervisor again to inquire on how long it would be before someone would get to him. The supervisor stated an arrival time of a few minutes. Employee #1 replied again that he was OK. The approximate time was between 10:45 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This was the last radio transmission between Employee #1 and other employees. Follow-up transmissions could not reach Employee #1. At approximately 11:00 p.m., attempts were made by employees who arrived on the scene to locate Employee #1. The water was high and there were no lights in the area except the headlights of the two vehicles searching for Employee #1. Employee #1 and the F150 he was driving were not visible. At approximately 11:05 p.m., a request for rescue personnel to respond to an incident at the north pond was made. Employee #1 was found at approximately 3:00 a.m. on September 1, 2007, drowned in the pond.
Keywords: drown, pickup truck, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310253620 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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