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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1056650.015 - Magnegas Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Tampa

 

Inspection Nr: 1056650.015
Report ID: 0420600
Open Date: 04/16/2015

Site Address:
Magnegas Corporation
150 Rainville Rd.
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Mailing Address:
150 Rainville Rd., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:

NAICS: 325120/Industrial Gas Manufacturing


Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/14/2015

Emphasis: L:Forklift

Close Case:11/17/2015


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 976188
Inspection 1065698 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 16 5 21
Current Violations 16 5 21
Initial Penalty $52,045 $0 $0 $0 $0 $52,045
Current Penalty $52,045 $0 $0 $0 $0 $52,045
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 5A0001 10/14/2015 11/02/2015 $4,900 $4,900 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Serious 19100132 A 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $4,900 $4,900 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 01003 Serious 19100157 E02 10/14/2015 $2,380 $2,380 $0 Z - Issued  
4. 01004A Serious 19100178 C02 III 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $4,900 $4,900 $0 Z - Issued  
5. 01004B Serious 19100178 C02 V 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
6. 01005 Serious 19100178 L02 III 10/14/2015 10/26/2015 $2,100 $2,100 $0 Z - Issued  
7. 01006 Serious 19100212 A01 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $4,900 $4,900 $0 Z - Issued  
8. 01007 Serious 19100212 A03 II 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $3,500 $3,500 $0 Z - Issued  
9. 01008 Serious 19100212 B 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $2,100 $2,100 $0 Z - Issued  
10. 01009 Serious 19100242 B 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $2,100 $2,100 $0 Z - Issued  
11. 01010 Serious 19100243 C01 10/14/2015 $1,785 $1,785 $0 Z - Issued  
12. 01011 Serious 19100304 F01 VIII 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $2,100 $2,100 $0 Z - Issued  
13. 01012 Serious 19100305 B01 II 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $2,100 $2,100 $0 Z - Issued  
14. 01013A Serious 19100305 G01 IV A 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $2,100 $2,100 $0 Z - Issued  
15. 01013B Serious 19100305 G01 IV B 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
16. 01013C Serious 19100305 G01 IV D 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
17. 01013D Serious 19100305 G01 IV E 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
18. 01014 Serious 19100305 G02 III 10/14/2015 $2,380 $2,380 $0 Z - Issued  
19. 01015A Serious 19100307 B 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $4,900 $4,900 $0 Z - Issued  
20. 01015B Serious 19100307 C 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
21. 01016A Serious 19101200 E01 10/14/2015 10/26/2015 $4,900 $4,900 $0 Z - Issued  
22. 01016B Serious 19101200 H01 10/14/2015 10/26/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
23. 02001 Other 19100023 D01 10/14/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
24. 02002 Other 19100147 F03 I 10/14/2015 10/26/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
25. 02003 Other 19100178 P01 10/14/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
26. 02004 Other 19100303 B02 10/14/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  
27. 02005 Other 19100305 B02 I 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 76455.015
Event: 04/16/2015
Employees Is Killed And Another Injured When Compressed Gas

At approximately 1:56 p.m. on April 16, 2015, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were d raining liquids from compressed gas DOT cylinders containing unspecified compres sed gas called Magnegas. The employees had drained the liquid from 10 out of 12 compressed gas cylinders that were filled with Magnegas. The cylinders were part of a twelve-cylinder manifold. Employee #2 was placing the tenth cylinder back into the manifold and Employee #1 was getting the eleventh cylinder ready for dr aining when it exploded. The cylinders were filled to 1950 psi with Magnegas. Th e exploding cylinder killed Employee #1 and hospitalized Employee #2, who underw ent shrapnel removal surgeries and burn treatment.

Keywords:compressed gas, explosion

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1056650.015 Hospitalized injury Production helpers
2 1056650.015 Fatality Production helpers
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