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Inspection: 312117187 - Miller Pipeline Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Dallas

Nr: 312117187Report ID: 0626300Open Date: 06/24/2008

Miller Pipeline Corp.
3204 18th Street (Alley)
Plano, TX 75074
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
NAICS: 237120/Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 8850 Crawfordsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46234

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/24/2008
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:02/03/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100784420    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $15,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,000
Current Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 12/19/2008 01/16/2009 $0 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260405 E01 12/19/2008 01/02/2009 $4,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19260407 B 12/19/2008 01/02/2009 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 19260407 C 12/19/2008 01/02/2009 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19260416 A01 12/19/2008 01/02/2009 $4,500 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200784494Event: 06/23/2008Three Employees Sustain Burns When Propane Gas Explodes
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on June 23, 2008, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were applying a PVC lining to an underground sewer main in Plano, Texas. The employer used pipe curing system that was mounted on inside of a box trailer. At the time of the incident, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were filling the propane vaporizer tank. A fire occurred inside the trailer and ignited liquid propane that was leaking from the system. The liquid propane gas exploded, and Employees #1, #2, and #3 were severely burned. They were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, sewer, fire, construction, explosion, pipe, propane, trailer, polyvinyl chloride, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312117187 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 312117187 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 312117187 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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