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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $560 $0 $0 $0 $0 $560
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
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 10012 A 10/28/1985 10/31/1985 $560 $560 $0 11/18/1985 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 734392 Event: 08/05/1985Employee Burned To Death By Steam From Ruptured Line
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WALKING DOWN A PASSAGEWAY, ENROUTE TO THE REST ROOM, WHEN A NEARBY STEAM LINE RUPTURED. THE STEAM, UNDER 300 PSI PRESSURE, INFLICTED SEVERE BURNS TO HIS ENTIRE BODY. THE STEAM LINE HAD BEEN INSTALLED IN 1962 AND WAS EQUIPPED WITH TWO BELLOW-TYPE EXPANSION JOINTS. THE LINE WAS OF THE OVERHEAD TYPE, HAVING WELDED STEEL BRACKETS FOR SUPPORTS. THE WELDS GAVE WAY, CAUSING THE STEAM LINE TO RUPTURE. THE LOCATION OF THE ACCIDENT WAS THE BACK SIDE OF PEEPER MACHINE #2.
Keywords: burn, rupture, steam, high pressure, pipe
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102075744 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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