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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311073092 - Shell Oil Products, Us

Inspection Information - Office: Ca North

Nr: 311073092Report ID: 0950663Open Date: 04/30/2009

Shell Oil Products, Us
3485 Pacheco Blvd
Martinez, CA 94553
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2911/Petroleum Refining
NAICS: 324110/Petroleum Refineries

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/27/2009
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:03/30/2010
Emphasis: L:Refinery, N:Refinery

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $24,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $24,750
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3209 A 08/28/2009 09/30/2009 $18,000 $18,000 $0 09/16/2009 W - Empr Withdrew
Deleted 2. 02001 Serious 3273 C 08/28/2009 09/30/2009 $0 $3,375 $0 09/16/2009 D - Govt Dismissed
Deleted 3. 03001 Serious 3389 A 08/28/2009 09/30/2009 $0 $3,375 $0 09/16/2009 D - Govt Dismissed

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202507067Event: 04/29/2009Employee Drowns In Tank
At approximately 4:50 a.m. on April 29, 2009, Employee #1 was occupying a platform near a tank, Number 496, which was a roofless water tank 23 ft in height and 96 ft in diameter. He fell into the water tank from the adjacent exterior platform and was unable to escape. The water line was 7 ft below the top of the water tank wall. The walls of the tank were 37 in. above the exterior platform, which is less than the minimum 42 inches required. He drowned inside the tank and was found at 9:00 p.m. on the same day.
Keywords: drown, tank, unguarded, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311073092 Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors, production occupations

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