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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1006940.015 - Lapeer Industries Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen

Nr: 1006940.015Report ID: 0552652Open Date: 11/05/2014

Lapeer Industries Inc
400 Mccormick
Lapeer, MI 48446
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 336413/Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing
Mailing: 3140 John Conley Dr, Lapeer, MI 48446

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/20/2015
Close Case:07/28/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $11,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,200
Current Penalty $5,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 408.10011(A) 06/12/2015 07/16/2015 $2,800 $5,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 408.10036(6) 06/12/2015 07/16/2015 $2,800 $5,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 68929.015Event: 11/04/2014Employee Is Killed When A Fuel Cell Explodes
At 1:45 p.m. on November 4, 2014, an employee was standing at the air intake valve, operating the valve to fill the pressurized tank with compressed argon. The pressurized tank was removed from the testing container and filled with water used to identify leaks. The pressurized tank was in the process of being measured for deflection when it ruptured without warning. The employee suffered multiple injuries to his head and chest and was struck by fragments from a ruptured aluminum pressurized fuel vessel and was killed.
Keywords: struck by, argon, air pressure, pressure vessel, compressed gas, rupture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1006940.015 Fatality Other

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