Natural Gas Distribution

Industry Summary

Between 2014 and 2015, the Natural Gas Distribution industry saw employment growth of only 1.2%. There are an average of 38 workers at each of the 2,935 establishments in the United States. Over the past 5 years this industry has recorded an accident rate of over 2 times (0% more) the average for the Industry.

OSHA investigators arrived in Compton, CA on Friday, October 20th 2017 and began an accident investigation at Southern California Gas Company. A 20 year old man working as a Plumber was injured on the job when the
OSHA ID100382.015
Accident Date2017-10-18
Accident DegreeNon Hospitalized injury
NarrativeAt 12:30 p.m. on October 18, 2017, an employee was working with two coworkers at a natural gas pipeline leak. The employee was using a shovel, encapsulant, a redwood plug, a Henderson clamp, and an Adams clamp to repair the leak. The employee's coworkers noticed that he was being overcome by the leaking gas and they pulled him from the trench, performed CPR and was attended to by paramedics . The employee was taken to St. Francis Medical Center for treatment and was released at 8:00 p.m. that evening. The employee was overcome by the gas leak and asphyxiated.
On Thursday, November 17th 2016 OSHA reps took a report of a serious accident in Canton, IL which had occured previously at Ameren Illinois Company. A 38 year old Technician had been killed when the employee was killed during gas explosion
OSHA ID90684.015
Accident Date2016-11-17
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 5:45 p.m. on November 17, 2016, an employee was isolating a 1 inch gas line leak and a build-up of gas had accumulated in the basement of a building. The gas ignited and the building exploded. The employee received blunt force trauma to the head and chest from building material remnants.
The accident investigation below was opened on Thursday, November 17th 2016 by OSHA representitives in Canton, IL at Ameren Illinois Company. A Technician had been injured when the employee was killed during gas explosion
OSHA ID90684.015
Accident Date2016-11-17
Accident DegreeHospitalized injury
NarrativeAt 5:45 p.m. on November 17, 2016, an employee was isolating a 1 inch gas line leak and a build-up of gas had accumulated in the basement of a building. The gas ignited and the building exploded. The employee received blunt force trauma to the head and chest from building material remnants.

OSHA Inspection Activity

Accident Rate

5 Year Average
4.12
Last 12 Months
0

Reporting Statistics

Inspection Records: 544
350%
Inspection Rate: 1.11
Violation Records:
Accident Records: 43