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Inspection: 313028326 - Chesapeake Operating, Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 313028326Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 01/07/2010

Chesapeake Operating, Inc
Usa-Mm-North Compressor Station. E.Range/Texas Rd.
Haughton, LA 71037
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1311/Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas
NAICS: 211111/Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
Mailing: 3365 Sligo Road, Haughton, LA 71037

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/15/2010
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:08/30/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,800
Current Penalty $1,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100024 B 06/30/2010 07/06/2010 $1,800 $1,800 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200555985Event: 01/06/2010Fire And Explosion From Leaking Natural Gas Kills Worker
On January 6, 2010, an employee was working on a high-pressure separator, which was part of a natural gas production facility. A 3-in. line that was attached to the separator broke, allowing the natural gas to flow out of the tank at 1,000 psi. The resulting fire and explosion killed the worker.
Keywords: fire, natural gas, gas, explosion, pressure piping, high pressure, gas leak, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313028326 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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