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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 810321.015 - Herod Industries Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Denver

Nr: 810321.015Report ID: 0830500Open Date: 01/04/2013

Herod Industries Inc.
Bulldog 5
Craig, CO 81626
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Mailing: P.O. Box 1592, Craig, CO 81626

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/04/2013
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:11/04/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $11,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,200
Current Penalty $2,800 $0 $0 $8,400 $0 $11,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100106 E01 I 04/11/2013 04/26/2013 $2,800 $2,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19101200 F05 I 04/11/2013 04/26/2013 $2,800 $2,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 19101200 G01 04/11/2013 04/26/2013 $2,800 $2,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 19101200 H01 04/11/2013 04/26/2013 $2,800 $2,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 37656.015Event: 01/03/2013Employee Using Torch Causes Explosion And Is Killed
At approximately 10:27 a.m. on January 3, 2013, Employee #1 was connecting a tanker truck to a 300 barrel tank to offload produced water from an oil well. The hose and connection were frozen and he used a propane torch to heat up the hose to allow it to bend to make the connection with the tank. While heating the hose an explosion occurred and Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: torch, explosion, fire, oil well drilling/servicing, natural gas, combustible liquid
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 810321.015 Fatality Concussion Water and sewage treatment plant operators

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