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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315714907 - Elite Pipeline Services Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock Area Office

Nr: 315714907Report ID: 0627510Open Date: 03/01/2012

Elite Pipeline Services Inc.
Mcafee Pump Station
Odessa, TX 79764
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Mailing: 1714 E. Bus. I-20, Colorado City, TX 79512

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/02/2012
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:12/26/2013

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 6 6
Initial Penalty $25,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,200
Current Penalty $13,020 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,020
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100132 D01 07/06/2012 07/16/2012 $2,940 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100132 D02 07/06/2012 07/16/2012 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19100132 F04 07/06/2012 07/16/2012 $2,940 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003A Serious 19100252 A01 II 07/06/2012 07/16/2012 $2,940 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003B Serious 19100252 A02 IV 07/06/2012 07/16/2012 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 6. 01004 Serious 19100252 A02 VIC 07/06/2012 07/16/2012 $0 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01005 Serious 19100252 A02 XV 07/06/2012 07/16/2012 $0 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01006 Serious 19100252 A03 I 07/06/2012 07/16/2012 $0 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01007A Serious 19100252 A02 VIC 07/06/2012 07/16/2012 $4,200 $0 $0 Q - National Office Adjustment
  10. 01007B Serious 19100252 A02 XV 07/06/2012 07/16/2012 $0 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 01007C Serious 19100252 A03 I 07/06/2012 07/16/2012 $0 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200813335Event: 02/29/2012Employees Are Scaled And Burned In Explosion
On February 29, 2012, Employees #1,2,3 and 4 were working to demolish an old petroleum pipe. The employees were using a cutting torch to sever bolts from the valve. The system had not been purged in over a year. Vapors were present resulting in an explosion and flash fire. The employees were scalded and burned. Employees #1,2,3 and 4 were taken to an area hospital, where they were treated. Employees #1 and 2 were released after 24 hours. Employees #3 and 4 remained hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, severed, vapor, demolition, fire, torch, explosion, bolt, valve, pipe
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315714907 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 315714907 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 315714907 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 315714907 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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