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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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. 01001 Other 19030002 A01 04/25/1986 04/28/1986 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14379150 Event: 03/21/1986Acetylene Tank Leaked At Valve; Exploded
WELDERS WERE GETTING READY TO CUT SOME I-BEAMS, USING OXY-ACETYLENE TORCHES. A WELDER LIT HIS TORCH AND WENT TO ADJUST THE GAS REGULATOR. THE ACETYLENE TANK HAD DEVELOPED A LEAK AT THE VALVE. THE LEAKING ACETYLENE WAS SOMEHOW IGNITED. THE WELDERS WERE UNABLE TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE OR SHUT OFF THE GAS, SO THEY FLED THE AREA. AFTER THE WELDERS LEFT THE BUILDING AN EXPLOSION OCCURRED. THE WELDERS HAD NOT CHECKED FOR LEAKS AT THE TANK CONNECTIONS BEFORE BEGINNING WELDING.
Keywords: cylinder, acetylene, work rules, welder, construction, welding, explosion, valve, gas leak
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101760148 Occupation Not Listed

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