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Inspection: 124692294 - Lee E Rubenstein & Jack Schneiderman

Inspection Information - Office: Or Health - Eugene

 

Inspection Nr: 124692294
Report ID: 1054194
Open Date: 11/14/1996

Site Address:
Lee E Rubenstein & Jack Schneiderman
790 N Bayshore Dr
Coos Bay, OR 97420

Mailing Address:
Po Box 638, Coos Bay, OR 97420

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:5199

NAICS: 0 


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 01/10/1997

Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing

Emphasis:

Close Case:08/14/1997


Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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 Other 19100132 D02 02/05/1997 03/08/1997 $0 $0 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 171017718
Event: 11/13/1996
Employee Injured In Explosion While Cutting Fuel Tank

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on November 13, 1996, Employee #1, a metals processing worker, and a coworker were using oxygen and propane gas to cut scrap metal into pieces. Employee #1 was cutting a fuel tank when and it exploded. He was wearing a face shield and hard hat, but he sustained damage to his eyes and a concussion. The coworker, who was cutting approximately 11 ft away, was not injured. The fuel tank contained no liquid fuel and Employee #1 believed it was free of flammable vapors. There was no fire with the explosion.

Keywords:eye, vapor, flammable vapors, propane torch, explosion, scrap metal, struck by, concussion, tank, cutting and burning

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124692294 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported
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