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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 2841740 - Boyd Enterprises Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4


Inspection Nr: 2841740
Report ID: 0352440
Open Date: 06/06/1985

Site Address:
Boyd Enterprises Incorporated
Wssc Piscataway Wastewater Plan Farminton Rd.
Accokeek, MD 20607

Mailing Address:
613 Lofstrand Lane, Rockville, MD 20850

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/12/1985


Close Case:08/01/1985

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360615447
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
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 19100106 D02 I 07/10/1985 11/03/1985 $0 $0 $0 -  
2. 01002 Other 19100157 C01 07/10/1985 11/03/1985 $0 $0 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 14458285
Event: 06/05/1985
Employee Injured When Lawn Mower Motor Ignites

Employee #1 was refueling his Jacobsen model 50 riding lawn mower with gasoline from an ordinary Eagle five gallon container with a single fill/pour opening. He had removed the cap and flexible spout and was standing on the right side of the mower to pour the gasoline from the open container into the fill hole of the gas tank. Gasoline spilled from the container over the lawn mower's hot motor and ignited. Employee #1 sustained first-degree burns on his forearms and face. Employee #1 had been given operating instructions for the mower and had been informed that only crew leaders were supposed to refuel equipment. The container was not an approved type for flammable/combustible liquids. Safety glasses, ear protectors, and hard-toe workboots were provided by the employer, but the fire extinguisher closest to the refueling area was 300 ft away, inside a building.

Keywords:burn, flammable liquid, work rules, fire, forearm, lawn mower, combustible liquid, face, gasoline, non-approved gas can

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2841740 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm
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