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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 100239466 - Aetna Gas Products, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Avenel


Inspection Nr: 100239466
Report ID: 0213400
Open Date: 03/31/1989

Site Address:
Aetna Gas Products, Inc.
Homestead Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08502

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 05/18/1989

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Close Case:07/06/1989

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360396980
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $350
Current Penalty $350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $350
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100102 C 06/05/1989 06/08/1989 $350 $350 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 14308688
Event: 03/30/1989
Employee Killed By An Acetylene Tank Cylinder Explosion

Two employees were filling acetylene cylinders. Employee #1 was closing cylinder valves on the manifold line. Employee #2 went to the rear of the building when an explosion occurred. Employee #1 was burned to death. Employee #2 went out the back door unhurt. The reason for the explosion was unknown. A possible cause was lightning.

Keywords:burn, cylinder, acetylene, lightning, explosion

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100239466 Fatality Concussion Laborers, except construction
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