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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 649898.015 - Fts International, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Corpus Christi

Nr: 649898.015Report ID: 0626000Open Date: 09/19/2012

Fts International, Inc.
3600 Los Alamos J Avant Ranch Unit 1
Cotulla, TX 78014
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Mailing: 777 Main Stsuite 3000, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/19/2012
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:02/19/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/13/2013 04/04/2013 $7,000 $7,000 $0 03/29/2013 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100145 C03 03/13/2013 04/04/2013 $0 $7,000 $0 03/29/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 30055.015Event: 09/18/2012Employee Is Struck And Killed By High-Pressure Valve During
At 11:30 a.m. on September 18, 2012, an employee was repairing a leak in a fracking high pressure line system that reportedly had a leak in it. The fracturing high pressure lines operate approximately between 9,500 and 12,000 psi. In preparation of his work to repair the high-pressure line, the employee requested for his supervisor to stop Pump Number 15; however, it was Pump Number 16 that required repair instead. The supervisor placed Pump Number 15 in neutral and pressurized Pump Number 16. As the employee shut off Pump Number 16, an explosion occurred, resulting in a large metal valve, weighing between 70 and 90 pounds, to strike the employee mid-body. The employee was killed as a result of his injuries sustained.
Keywords: struck by, pressure piping, explosion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 649898.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration Drilling and boring machine operators

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