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Inspection: 313641961 - Conoco Phillips Company

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Nr: 313641961Report ID: 0950664Open Date: 12/07/2010

Conoco Phillips Company
1520 E Sepulveda
Carson, CA 90749
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2911/Petroleum Refining
NAICS: 324110/Petroleum Refineries
Mailing: 1600 W Anaheim St, Wilmington, CA 90744

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/22/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/09/2013
Emphasis: S:Targeted Compl & Consult

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 4 5
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $740 $0 $18,740
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $3,000 $0 $10,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 5189 F03 04/22/2011 05/11/2011 $0 $185 $0 05/16/2011 D - Govt Dismissed
Deleted 2. 01002 Other 5189 L01 04/22/2011 05/11/2011 $0 $185 $0 05/16/2011 D - Govt Dismissed
Deleted 3. 01003 Other 5189 J03 04/22/2011 05/11/2011 $0 $185 $0 05/16/2011 D - Govt Dismissed
  4. 01004 Other 5189 J01 A 04/22/2011 05/11/2011 $3,000 $185 $0 05/16/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02001 Serious 3383 A 04/22/2011 05/11/2011 $7,000 $18,000 $0 05/16/2011 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202530465Event: 12/04/2010Employee Burned By Steam From Coke Drum
On December 4, 2010, Employee #1, a Structure Operator working for Conoco Phillips was a major oil refinery in the Los Angeles, was working in the Coker Unit. He was in the final process in the refining of crude oil after all products such as kerosene, lube motor oil, propane, butane, gasoline and numerous other products are extracted from crude oil. The Coke drums at the Conoco Phillips refinery were approximately 85 feet tall and 45 feet wide. When the Coke Drums become filled, the solid mass would be drilled and cut with high pressure water. The cut coke was emptied into a "crusher car" that was positioned under the coke drum being serviced; a chute from the crusher car was then raised hydraulically to the bottom of the drum and lowered when the cutting process had ended. To raise and lower the chute, an operator on the "crusher car" would be directly under the coke drum to operate the hydraulic controls. A Employee #1 lowered the chute, the plug came loose, dousing Employee #1 with hot water. During the lowering of the cute Employee #1 did not know that the inlet to the "crusher car" had plugged. Employee #1 received 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns to his back, legs and arms and was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, drum, back, coke drum, high pressure, crusher, arm, hot water, leg, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313641961 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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