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Inspection: 1640796 - Minot Paving Co Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Bismarck

 

Inspection Nr: 1640796
Report ID: 0830300
Open Date: 10/25/1984

Site Address:
Minot Paving Co Inc
3400 4th Ave N W
Minot, ND 58702

Mailing Address:
Box 1805, Minot, ND 58702

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:2951

NAICS: 0 


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/25/1984

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing

Emphasis:

Close Case:06/17/1985


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360636450
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $810 $0 $0 $0 $0 $810
Current Penalty $25 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25
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 E06 I 11/27/1984 11/30/1984 $25 $810 $0 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 14535199
Event: 10/24/1984
Asphalt Tank Fumes Ignited By Propane Torch; Exploded

EMPLOYEES #1-3 WERE ON A TANK TOP USING A PROPANE TORCH TO HEAT UP AN ELBOW ON A FLEXIBLE, 4-INCH HOSE. THE HOSE WAS USED TO TRANSFER ASPHALT FROM ONE TANK TO ANOTHER. WHEN THE TORCH WAS LIT, AN EXPLOSION OCCURRED. EMPLOYEES #1-3 WERE BLOWN INTO THE AIR. TWO OF THE MEN LANDED ON THE GROUND. THE THIRD MAN LANDED ON ONE OF THE OTHER TANK TOPS. EMPLOYEE #1 SUFFERED A FATAL CONCUSSION. EMPLOYEE #2 FRACTURED HIS LEG. EMPLOYEE #3 SUFFERED ABRASIONS ON HIS FACE.

Keywords:fracture, flammable vapors, hose, propane torch, explosion, abrasion, concussion, face, asphalt, leg

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1640796 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
2 1640796 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
3 1640796 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
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