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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 110123197 - Garnet Electric Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham


Inspection Nr: 110123197
Report ID: 0418300
Date Opened: 10/03/1991

Site Address:
Garnet Electric Co., Inc.
3509 East 2nd Street
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Mailing Address:
1615 State Street, Sheffield, AL 35660

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Unprog Rel

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/03/1991


Case Closed: 01/08/1992

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360791677
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $2,625 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,625
Current Penalty $1,836 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,836
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100120 Q01 12/11/1991 01/27/1992 $612 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100160 C03 12/11/1991 01/27/1992 $612 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003 Serious 19100162 B03 12/11/1991 12/17/1991 $612 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 602565
Event: 09/26/1991
Employee Killed, Others Exposed To Co2 During Fire

At approximately 12:55 p.m. on September 26, 1991, Employee #1 was performing construction work in an operating oil filtration building when a fire occurred. A carbon dioxide fire suppression system was activated and Employee #1 was trapped and overcome. He died. Employees #2 and #3 were working in the basement of another building, where the carbon dioxide seeped into and overcame them. The employees recovered.

Keywords:fire, carbon dioxide, overexposure

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110123197 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 110123197 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
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