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Inspection: 315098566 - Blowout Tools, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Corpus Christi

Nr: 315098566Report ID: 0626000Open Date: 10/30/2010

Blowout Tools, Inc.
Fm Hwy 2987 To Fannin Oaks Drive
Fannin, TX 77963
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Mailing: Drill Technology Center 2202 Oil Center Court, Houston, TX 77073

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/07/2011
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:01/31/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100213727    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 9 9
Current Violations 9 9
Initial Penalty $45,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $45,900
Current Penalty $45,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $45,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 C01 04/26/2011 05/02/2011 $4,500 $4,500 $0 05/17/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100146 C02 04/26/2011 05/02/2011 $4,500 $4,500 $0 05/17/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100146 C09 III 04/26/2011 05/02/2011 $4,500 $4,500 $0 05/17/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100146 D01 04/26/2011 05/02/2011 $4,500 $4,500 $0 05/17/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100146 D02 04/26/2011 05/02/2011 $6,300 $6,300 $0 05/17/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006A Serious 19100146 D03 VI 04/26/2011 05/02/2011 $6,300 $6,300 $0 05/17/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01006B Serious 19100146 D04 I 04/26/2011 05/02/2011 $0 $0 $0 05/17/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 01006C Serious 19100146 D05 I 04/26/2011 05/02/2011 $0 $0 $0 05/17/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 01007 Serious 19100146 D04 IX 04/26/2011 05/02/2011 $6,300 $6,300 $0 05/17/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 01008 Serious 19100146 D09 04/26/2011 05/02/2011 $4,500 $4,500 $0 05/17/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 01009 Serious 19100146 E01 04/26/2011 05/02/2011 $4,500 $4,500 $0 05/17/2011 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200212843Event: 10/30/2010Employee Is Killed While Working With Liquid Nitrogen
On October 30, 2010, Employee #1, a production supervisor, had installed a liquid nitrogen jacket around the outside of the conductor pipe and was flowing liquid nitrogen in order to form a plug. Employee #1 was found by coworkers, collapsed in the hole. He was removed by his coworkers, but he had already died.
Keywords: lung, pipe plug, asphyxiated, vapor, nitrogen, pipe, chemical vapor, toxic fumes
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315098566 Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors, production occupations

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