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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $560 $0 $0 $0 $0 $560
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100106 E02 IVA 11/05/1985 11/08/1985 $0 $560 $0 11/25/1985 R - Review Commission
  2. 01001B Serious 19100106 E06 I 11/05/1985 12/17/1985 $0 $0 $0 11/25/1985 -
  3. 01001C Serious 19100145 C03 11/05/1985 12/17/1985 $0 $0 $0 11/25/1985 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14522635 Event: 10/04/1985Fire And Explosion
THE EMPLOYEES WERE USING FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS IN THE AREA. THERE WAS AN UNMARKED DRUM OF METHYL ALCOHOL (1/2 FULL), WITH A ONE INCH DIAMETER OPENING (VENT) IN THE TOP OF THE BARREL. THEY WERE DISPENSING FROM THIS BARREL VIA A PUMP TO FILL TANKS IN VANS WITH WINSHIELD WASHER FLUID. THE BARREL HAD BEEN MOVED TO AN AREA WHERE SMOKING WAS ALLOWED. WELDING WAS BEING DONE ACROSS THE AISLE. A FIRE STARTED IN THE GRATE WHICH CATCHES ANY LEAKS FROM VANS BEING TESTED. EMPLOYEE #1, WHO WAS STANDING ON THE GRATE TALKING TO EMPLOYEE #2, CAUGHT FIRE. HE RAN ONE WAY AND EMPLOYEE #2 THE OTHER. THE DRUM OF METHYL ALCOHOL EXPLODED, BURNING EMPLOYEE #2.
Keywords: methyl alcohol, flammable liquid, fire, welding, explosion, smoking
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100070259 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 100070259 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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