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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 596378.015 - Dow Chemical, Texas Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 596378.015Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 08/20/2012

Dow Chemical, Texas Inc.
1900 Tidal Roadnull
Deer Park, TX 77536
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 325199/All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
Mailing: 1900 Tidal Roadnull, Deer Park, TX 77536

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/20/2012
Close Case:04/08/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident510930    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $32,000 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $33,000
Current Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $2,000 $0 $23,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01002A Serious 19100119 F01 III B 01/11/2013 04/01/2013 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002B Serious 19100119 F03 01/11/2013 04/01/2013 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 19100119 J04 III 01/11/2013 04/01/2013 $1,000 $4,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100119 J05 01/11/2013 04/01/2013 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01006A Serious 19100119 D03 I A 01/11/2013 04/01/2013 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006B Serious 19100119 L01 01/11/2013 04/01/2013 $0 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02001 Other 19100119 C01 01/11/2013 04/01/2013 $1,000 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 26195.015Event: 07/16/2012Employee Sprayed With Hot Fluid During Maintenance Is Killed
At 3:00 p.m. on July 16, 2012, an employee was making the rounds in the unit to check on equipment. The employee found a leaking equipment filter and was trying to mitigate the leak when the vessel opened unexpectedly. The employee was spr ayed with hot process fluids and sustained second and third degree burns on the left side of his body from the shoulder down. The employee was hospitalized and died thirty-one days later on August 17, 2012.
Keywords: accidental discharge, burn, high pressure, maintenance
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 596378.015 Fatality Operations & systems researchers and analysts

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