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Inspection: 311962484 - Port Arthur Chemical & Environmental Services

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 311962484Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 04/14/2009

Port Arthur Chemical & Environmental Services
2420 Gulfway Dr
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2819/Industrial Inorganic Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 325998/All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/09/2009
Close Case:05/12/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101933497    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 32 1 1 34
Current Violations 32 1 1 34
Initial Penalty $144,800 $63,000 $0 $0 $0 $207,800
Current Penalty $144,800 $63,000 $0 $0 $0 $207,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 C01 10/09/2009 10/22/2009 $2,000 $2,000 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Serious 19100026 C02 IV 10/09/2009 10/15/2009 $4,000 $4,000 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 01003 Serious 19100110 B05 I 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $4,000 $4,000 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 01004 Serious 19100110 D07 I 10/09/2009 10/22/2009 $4,000 $4,000 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  5. 01005 Serious 19100110 D10 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $4,000 $4,000 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  6. 01006 Serious 19100120 P01 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  7. 01007 Serious 19100120 P04 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $4,000 $4,000 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  8. 01008 Serious 19100120 P08 I 10/09/2009 11/05/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  9. 01009 Serious 19100134 D01 III 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  10. 01010 Serious 19100134 H02 I 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $2,000 $2,000 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  11. 01011 Serious 19100146 C02 10/09/2009 10/22/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  12. 01012 Serious 19100146 C04 10/09/2009 10/15/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  13. 01013 Serious 19100146 D09 10/09/2009 11/05/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  14. 01014 Serious 19100147 C04 II 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  15. 01015 Serious 19100147 C07 IA 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  16. 01016 Serious 19100147 D04 I 10/09/2009 10/15/2009 $2,000 $2,000 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  17. 01017 Serious 19100151 B 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  18. 01018 Serious 19100157 C01 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $2,000 $2,000 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  19. 01019 Serious 19100178 L01 I 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $2,000 $2,000 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  20. 01020A Serious 19100253 B02 II 10/09/2009 10/15/2009 $4,000 $4,000 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  21. 01020B Serious 19100253 B02 IV 10/09/2009 10/15/2009 $0 $0 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  22. 01020C Serious 19100253 B04 I 10/09/2009 10/15/2009 $0 $0 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  23. 01020D Serious 19100253 B05 IID 10/09/2009 10/15/2009 $0 $0 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  24. 01021 Serious 19100305 B01 II 10/09/2009 10/15/2009 $2,000 $2,000 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  25. 01022A Serious 19101000 B02 10/09/2009 11/30/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  26. 01022B Serious 19101000 E 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $0 $0 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  27. 01022C Serious 19100134 D01 I 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $0 $0 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  28. 01023 Serious 19101200 F05 I 10/09/2009 10/15/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  29. 01024 Serious 19150007 B01 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  30. 01025 Serious 19150012 C01 I 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  31. 01026A Serious 19150012 C01 II 10/09/2009 10/15/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  32. 01026B Serious 19150013 B02 10/09/2009 10/15/2009 $0 $0 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  33. 01027 Serious 19150012 D01 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  34. 01028 Serious 19150073 B 10/09/2009 10/15/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  35. 01029 Serious 19150073 E 10/09/2009 10/15/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  36. 01030 Serious 19150074 C02 10/09/2009 10/15/2009 $5,600 $5,600 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  37. 01031 Serious 19150158 A02 10/09/2009 10/15/2009 $4,000 $4,000 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  38. 01032 Serious 19150158 B01 10/09/2009 10/15/2009 $4,000 $4,000 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  39. 02001 Willful 19150012 E 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $63,000 $63,000 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  40. 03001 Other 19100141 A04 II 10/09/2009 10/29/2009 $0 $0 $0 10/29/2009 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201924859Event: 04/14/2009Employee Dies From Possible Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure And Fa
On or about April 14, 2009, Employee #1, a truck driver, pulled his tanker truck containing a load of naphthenic waste caustic from Citgo refinery in Lake Charles, LA, adjacent to a processing tank NV-1, and connected it to discharge his load to the process tank. He was observed opening the dome lid to the tanker. Evidence suggests he may have been exposed to hydrogen sulfide while opening the dome lid, became light-headed, and may have fallen either on the top of the tanker, or as he attempted to descend the ladder from the tanker. He apparently then sat in a chair about 50 feet from the process vessel, and then toppled from the chair, unresponsive. There was conflicting information regarding whether he was administered oxygen. A coworker called 911, and another performed CPR. Employee #1 was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.
Keywords: hydrogen sulfide, ladder, fall, chemical, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311962484 Fatality Asphyxia Truck drivers, heavy

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