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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 100857218 - Catamount Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Concord

Nr: 100857218Report ID: 0111700Open Date: 03/27/1991

Catamount Construction
Pierce Island
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1629/Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 117 Londonderry Tpke, P. O. Box 98, Hooksett, NH 03106

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/08/1991
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:02/23/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral901755702 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 9 3 12
Current Violations 4 2 3 9
Initial Penalty $16,800 $63,000 $0 $0 $0 $79,800
Current Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $21,000 $25,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260020 B01 09/20/1991 10/05/1991 $1,250 $3,000 $0 10/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19260059 E01 I 09/20/1991 10/05/1991 $0 $1,200 $0 10/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 19260059 G01 09/20/1991 09/23/1991 $0 $1,200 $0 10/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260153 F01 09/20/1991 09/23/1991 $1,250 $3,000 $0 10/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19260500 D01 09/20/1991 09/23/1991 $1,000 $2,100 $0 10/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 6. 01006 Serious 19260500 F01 IV 09/20/1991 09/23/1991 $2,100 $2,100 $0 10/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19261051 A 09/20/1991 09/23/1991 $500 $900 $0 10/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 8. 01008 Serious 19261060 A 09/20/1991 09/23/1991 $2,100 $2,100 $0 10/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 9. 01009 Serious 19261053 B15 09/20/1991 09/23/1991 $1,200 $1,200 $0 10/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 02001A Unclass 19260021 B06 I 09/20/1991 09/23/1991 $7,000 $21,000 $0 10/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 02001B Unclass 19260021 B02 09/20/1991 09/23/1991 $0 $0 $0 10/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 02002 Unclass 19260153 H08 09/20/1991 09/23/1991 $7,000 $21,000 $0 10/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 02003 Unclass 19260154 A02 09/20/1991 09/23/1991 $7,000 $21,000 $0 10/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14529663Event: 03/27/1991Employee Injured By Propane Explosion
When he arrived at work, Employee #1 smelled a strong propane gas odor. A hand-held torch had been set up without safety devices in a confined space the previous afternoon and had stopped burning. Unburned propane accumulated in the confined space. When Employee #1 attempted to light the torch, an explosion occurred. He sustained multiple injuries and was hospitalized.
Keywords: confined space, flammable vapors, work rules, construction, gas, torch, explosion, propane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100857218 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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