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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312920226 - Valero Refinery

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 312920226Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 12/04/2009

Valero Refinery
1301 S Loop 197
Texas City, TX 77590
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2911/Petroleum Refining
NAICS: 324110/Petroleum Refineries
Mailing: P. O. Box 3429, Texas City, TX 77592

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/02/2010
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/13/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
Current Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 06/02/2010 12/31/2010 $4,500 $4,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201925021Event: 12/04/2009One Employee Is Killed In Boiler Explosion, Another Is Injur
At approximately 8:45 p.m. on December 4, 2009, Employee #1, #2, and other coworkers were restarting the B28 boiler in the Steam Unit, when the boiler catastrophically failed. The boiler explosion threw Employee #1 under the structure of the B27 boiler, causing him to sustain fatal blunt force trauma. A coworker and Employee #2 suffered unspecified injuries. Employee #2 was transported to a medical center, where he received treatment and was hospitalized.
Keywords: boiler, explosion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312920226 Fatality Fracture Machine operators, not specified
2 312920226 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Machine operators, not specified

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