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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1279160.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 05/03/2018 ReportingID: 0830500

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:07/31/2018 2 Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:05/31/2018
Initial Penalty: $12,934.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $9,633.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 05/03/2018 $12,934.00 06/20/2018 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 05/31/2018 $9,633.00 07/31/2018 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 Hazard:

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer did not furnish employment and a place of employment which were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees were exposed to a fire hazard: (a) DCP Services LLC, at Highway 392 and Weld County Road 71, N 0.9, W 0.2, Briggsdale, CO: On 11/16/17, the employer did not furnish employment and a place of employment which were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees were exposed to a fire hazard. Employees of DCP Services LLC and Complete Energy Services Inc were involved in the removal of a hydrate blockage within a DCP Services LLC pipeline. The DCP Services LLC pipeline transported approximately 350 psi natural gas and other products of crude oil and gas extraction. The removal of the hydrate blockage involved depressurizing the upstream portion of the pipeline, by venting gases, vapors, and liquids to a vacuum truck via a high pressure hose connected to a fitting with valve at the pig launcher. Flammable liquids remained in the vacuum truck's tank, while flammable gases and vapors were exhausted from a hatch on the top of the vacuum truck tank. The flammable gases and vapors ignited, resulting in a flash fire. DCP Services LLC did not ensure that all potential ignition sources were eliminated or controlled. This condition exposed an employee of DCP Services LLC to a fire hazard.

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