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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1184369.015 - Gorman Bros., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Albany


Inspection Nr: 1184369.015
Report ID: 0213100
Open Date: 10/17/2016

Site Address:
Gorman Bros., Inc.
6 Freemans Bridge Rd.
Scotia, NY 12302

Mailing Address:
200 Church St., Albany, NY 12202

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 324121/Asphalt Paving Mixture and Block Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 10/27/2016


Close Case:05/24/2017

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1146995 Yes
Accident 1153123
Referral 1153147 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $25,350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,350
Current Penalty $17,745 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,745
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 19100106 B06 04/17/2017 05/04/2017 $8,873 $12,675 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100132 D01 I 04/17/2017 05/18/2017 $8,873 $12,675 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 89705.015
Event: 11/03/2016
Two Employees Die And One Burned In Fire

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on November 3, 2016, Employee #1, Employee #2, and Em ployee #3 were transferring asphalt cutback from a storage tank to a tanker trai ler. They used a propane torch to heat the line, in order to make the cutback f low easier. The torch ignited kerosene vapors and caused a flash fire. Employee #1 received burns to ninety five percent of his body and died two days later. Employee #2 received burns to sixty five percent of his body and died on Novembe r 3, 2016. Employee #3 received minor burns and was hospitalized and released.

Keywords:asphalt, burn, combustible liquid, elevated work platform, explosion, torch

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1184369.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed
2 1184369.015 Fatality Truck drivers, heavy
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