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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 101876019 - Patton Painting Company

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile

Nr: 101876019Report ID: 0418600Open Date: 07/21/1986

Patton Painting Company
Ocean Marine, Inc., 315 Powell Ave.
Bayou La Batre, AL 36509
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1721/Painting and Paper Hanging
Mailing: P. O. Box 565, 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:05/11/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360712152    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $320 $0 $0 $0 $0 $320
Current Penalty $320 $0 $0 $0 $0 $320
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19150035 B05 01/16/1987 01/23/1987 $320 $320 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19150035 B05 01/16/1987 01/23/1987 $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 101876019 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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