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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1003918.015 - Psc Industrial Holdings, Corp

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham

Nr: 1003918.015Report ID: 0418300Open Date: 10/22/2014

Psc Industrial Holdings, Corp
5700 Valley Rd
Fairfield, AL 35064
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 562112/Hazardous Waste Collection
Mailing: Po Box 3070, Houston, TX 77253

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/22/2014
Close Case:05/25/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral924704 Yes  
 Referral924704   Yes
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,050 $0 $1,050
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100146 D04 III 12/05/2014 05/19/2016 $1,050 $2,100 $0 08/19/2015 -
  2. 02001 Other 19100146 D05 II 12/05/2014 $0 $0 $0 08/19/2015 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 68157.015Event: 09/21/2014Two Workers Are Killed And One Hospitalized From Oxygen Syst
At 4:00 p.m. on September 21, 2014, three employees were using a chain fall to manually assist the closing of a pneumatic Claudius Peters (CP) metering valve in the "X" furnace High-Calcium Lime Flux System while it was pressurized with about 165 psig of gaseous oxygen. An oxygen fire resulted in an explosion at the CP valve, resulting in Employees #1 and #2 suffering third-degree burns to 98 percent of their bodies, and Employee #3 76 percent of his body. Both Employee #1 and #2 killed as a result of their injuries, and Employee #3 was hospitalized and treated.
Keywords: oxygen, pressure piping, lockout/tagout, burn, compressed gas, fire, explosion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1003918.015 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations
2 1003918.015 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations
3 1003918.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations

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