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Inspection: 1607512.015 - West Alabama Mechanical Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Mobile
West Alabama Mechanical Inc.
Bush Hog Inc. 2501 Griffin Ave
Selma, AL 36701
38981 Al Hwy 69, Moundville, AL 35474
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 333111/Farm Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 09/29/2022
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||19100252 A02 VI C||12/28/2022||01/06/2023||$14,502||$14,502||$0||01/20/2023||C - Contested|
|2.||01002||Serious||19100252 B03||12/28/2022||01/06/2023||$10,151||$10,151||$0||01/20/2023||C - Contested|
|3.||02001||Other||19100132 D02||12/28/2022||01/06/2023||$0||$0||$0||01/20/2023||C - Contested|
At 4:00 p.m. on July 4, 2022, an employee was cutting off a motor and base of a dust collection system using an oxygen acetylene torch at a farm machinery and e quipment manufacturing facility. When the employee was moving the cutoff motor b ase, a dust cloud formed and ignited causing an explosion. The employee sustain ed second and third degree burns to the head, both arms, and torso, and was kill ed.
Keywords:acetylene torch, arm, burn, combustible dust, dust, dust collector, explosion, face, farm machinery, fire, ignite, torch, torso
|1||1607512.015||Fatality||Welders and cutters|