Posts Tagged ‘Chevron’

MS Man Shocked Working on Gas Station Sign

November 18, 2010 Leave a comment

MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI – The condition of a man shocked while he was working on a gas station sign is unknown.

Authorities responded to the Chevron/Kangroo Express at 1408 Roebuck Drive near Interstate 20/59 Friday night.

“We got a call at approximately 9 p.m. and responded to a possible (person) that’s been electrocuted,” said Danny Ivy, battalion chief for the Meridian Fire Department during the incident. “They added that he was still in the sign.”

Ivy said that units realized the height of the Chevron sign was greater than they anticipated, and called a back-up fire truck with a higher ladder. Responders made certain the man wasn’t attached to the basket from which he was evidently working, then proceeded to take him down.

“Rescuers made the basic retrieval from the front of the sign,” Ivy said. “Emergency Medical Services, Mississippi Power as well as the (Meridian) Police Department provided assistance that we appreciated.”

Ivy added that firefighters Gerald Mabry and James Bystrom went up to retrieve the man along with Howard Elkins, crew chief with Metro Ambulance at the time. An ambulance took the man to Rush Foundation Hospital, but he was later taken to Jackson, Ivy said.

Ivy would not comment on the man’s condition after being removed from the sign, but said that the entire process lasted a little longer than an hour.

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Chevron Faces $423K in Fines Including Protection Against Electrical Currents

November 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Chevron Corp. may not have an adequate means to detect leaks along its pipeline system and is facing a proposed fine of $423,600 after one of its pipelines failed in June in Salt Lake City, the U.S. Transportation Department said.

A leak near the University of Utah campus spilled 800 barrels of oil onto the ground and into nearby Red Butte Creek over more than 10 hours before Chevron was notified of the leak by the local fire department, the Transportation Department said.

An accident investigation by the Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration found that the San Ramon, California, based oil and natural-gas company may have failed to patrol its pipeline rights of way, control corrosion on its system and protect its pipeline from stray electrical currents, the department said today in an e-mailed statement.

“Chevron has not yet received the order,” said Mickey Driver, a Chevron spokesman. “When we do receive the order, we will review the agency findings before making any comments on them.”

Chevron reported net income of $10.48 billion in 2009.

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