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Inspection: 100345982 - Ocean Marine, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile

Nr: 100345982Report ID: 0418600Open Date: 07/21/1986

Ocean Marine, Inc.
315 Powell Ave.
Bayou La Batre, AL 36509
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3731/Ship Building and Repairing
Mailing: P. O. Box 763, Bayou La Batre, AL 36509

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/25/1986
Planning Guide: Safety-Maritime Close Case:04/14/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360712152    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 5 9
Current Violations 4 5 9
Initial Penalty $2,030 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,030
Current Penalty $2,030 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,030
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100180 H01 I 01/20/1987 01/27/1987 $490 $490 $0 -
  2. 01002A Serious 19100252 D02 XV 01/20/1987 01/27/1987 $490 $490 $0 -
  3. 01002B Serious 19101200 E01 01/20/1987 02/27/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01002C Serious 19101200 G01 01/20/1987 02/27/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01002D Serious 19101200 H01 01/20/1987 02/27/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 01003A Serious 19150035 B05 01/20/1987 01/27/1987 $490 $490 $0 -
  7. 01003B Serious 19150035 B05 01/20/1987 01/27/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 01004A Serious 19150074 A01 01/20/1987 01/27/1987 $560 $560 $0 -
  9. 01004B Serious 19150154 C01 01/20/1987 02/27/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  10. 01004C Serious 19150154 C04 01/20/1987 01/27/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  11. 02001 Other 19030002 A01 01/20/1987 01/27/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  12. 02002A Other 19040007 01/20/1987 02/27/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  13. 02002B Other 19040004 01/20/1987 02/27/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  14. 02003A Other 19150007 A01 01/20/1987 02/27/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  15. 02003B Other 19150007 A02 01/20/1987 02/27/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  16. 02004 Other 19150098 A 01/20/1987 01/27/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  17. 02005A Other 19150098 D 01/20/1987 02/27/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  18. 02005B Other 19150098 D 01/20/1987 02/27/1987 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14352918Event: 07/21/1986Employees Burned In Fire And Explosion On Ship Fuel Tank
TWO CONTRACTORS WERE WORKING INSIDE THE ENGINE ROOM OF A VESSEL UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THE PORT AND STARBOARD FUEL TANKS HAD BEEN FILLED WITH 2000 GALLONS OF #2 DIESEL FUEL. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING AN OXYGEN-ACETYLENE WELDING TORCH TO HEAT A PLASTIC TUBE SO IT COULD BE STRETCHED TAUT BETWEEN FITTINGS ON THE PORT FUEL TANK. A STRUCTURAL ERROR HAD BEEN MADE ON THE PORT FUEL TANK DURING FABRICATION; THERE WAS A 3/4-INCH HOLE IN THE WALL OF THE FUEL TANK WHICH HAD NOT BEEN PLUGGED. THE EMPLOYEE APARENTLY RESTED HIS WELDING TORCH IN THE HOLE AND IT IGNITED THE DIESEL FUEL VAPORS INSIDE THE TANK, RESULTING IN A FIRE AND EXPLOSION. EMPLOYEE #1 DIED OF SEVERE BURNS. EMPLOYEES #2 AND #3 WERE HOSPITALIZED WITH THIRD DEGREE BURNS. EMPLOYEE #4 WAS TREATED FOR LACERATIONS AND RELEASED.
Keywords: leak, diesel fuel tank, flammable vapors, explosion, burn, acetylene torch, fire, ship
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100345982 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 100345982 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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