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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 995281.015 - Precision Blend Gases, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 995281.015Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 09/15/2014

Precision Blend Gases, Inc.
6206 Fm 517
Dickinson, TX 77539
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 332410/Power Boiler and Heat Exchanger Manufacturing
Mailing: 6206 Fm 517, Dickinson, TX 77539

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/15/2014
Close Case:03/09/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident908258    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $10,600 $0 $0 $5,500 $0 $16,100
Current Penalty $7,920 $0 $0 $4,152 $0 $12,072
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/09/2015 04/11/2015 $5,220 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100101 B 03/09/2015 03/13/2015 $1,500 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19101030 C01 I 03/09/2015 04/11/2015 $1,200 $1,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 19101030 D03 I 03/09/2015 04/11/2015 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003C Serious 19101030 F01 I 03/09/2015 04/11/2015 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01003D Serious 19101030 G02 I 03/09/2015 04/11/2015 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02001 Other 19040039 A 03/09/2015 03/13/2015 $3,722 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 02002 Other 19100141 C01 I 03/09/2015 03/17/2015 $430 $500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 67996.015Event: 09/11/2014Employee Is Killed In Explosion Of Oxygen Bottle
At 10:30 a.m. on September 11, 2014, an employee was carrying two Luxfer oxygen bottles by hand to a delivery truck. The oxygen bottles were intended for medical purposes, each made of aluminum and with a capacity of approximately 23 cubic feet. After placing the oxygen bottles on the ground, one exploded and ejected chards of the aluminum bottle outward. the employee's right side was struck by the flying aluminum pieces, resulting in lacerations and puncture wounds to the right side of his abdomen. The employee was killed.
Keywords: oxygen, flying object, explosion, struck by, tank, compressed gas, accidental discharge
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 995281.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration Driver-sales workers

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