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Inspection: 312795933 - Oneok Hydrocarbon, Lp

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita

Nr: 312795933Report ID: 0729700Open Date: 12/15/2008

Oneok Hydrocarbon, Lp
777 Avenue Y
Bushton, KS 67427
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1321/Natural Gas Liquids
NAICS: 211112/Natural Gas Liquid Extraction

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/04/2009
Emphasis: S:Struck-ByClose Case:06/09/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202904009 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
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. 01001A Serious 19100106 E06 I 03/20/2009 03/25/2009 $4,500 $4,500 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100106 E06 II 03/20/2009 03/20/2009 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002 Serious 19100119 F01 I 03/20/2009 03/20/2009 $4,500 $4,500 $0 -
  4. 01003 Serious 19100119 J06 I 03/20/2009 03/20/2009 $4,500 $4,500 $0 -
  5. 01004 Serious 19100119 L02 III 03/20/2009 03/20/2009 $4,500 $4,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201344934Event: 12/14/2008Employee Receives Multiple Injures In Explosion
On December 14, 2008, Employee #1 was opening a drain valve on a vessel to remove any water that had settled to the bottom of the vessel. The vessel contained a mixture of 80 percent ethane and 20 percent propane. When he opened the valve to drain the water into and enclosed plastic tank an explosion occurred. A fire burned the ethane and propane mixture through the open drain valve. Employee #1 was thrown from the area by the explosion, receiving a broken arm, dislocated shoulder and other injuries. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, shoulder, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, fire, ethanol, explosion, dislocated, propane, arm
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312795933 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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