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Inspection: 102078730 - Stouffer Foods Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 102078730Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 01/27/1986

Stouffer Foods Corporation
Highway 29 S.
Gaffney, SC 29340
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2038/Frozen Specialties, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 5750 Harper Road, Solon, OH 44139

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/21/1986
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/23/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360598890    
 Accident360777320    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $420 $0 $0 $0 $0 $420
Current Penalty $420 $0 $0 $0 $0 $420
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A01 04/02/1986 04/05/1986 $420 $420 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14568166Event: 01/23/1986Valve Ruptured; Employee Burned By Escaping Steam
EMPLOYEE #1 ONE WAS ASSIGNED AS BOILER TENDER. ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT A HIGH WATER PROBLEM EXISTED. "HIGH WATER" REQUIRES A "BLOW OFF", INVOLVING THE OPENING OF A GATE VALVE, AND THEN THE QUICK OPENING OF A VALVE ON THE BACK OF BOILER #2. WHEN EMPLOYEE #1 OPENED THE QUICK OPENING VALVE THERE WAS AN EXPLOSION. THE MAIN RETURN VALVE, LOCATED ON TOP OF THE BOILER, BLEW, CAUSING EMPLOYEE #1 TO BE ENGULFED BY STEAM. HE SUFFERED SECOND AND THIRD DEGREE BURNS TO HIS BODY. THE VALVE WHICH BLEW WAS A FISHER VALVE, 250 PSI. THE BOILER IS A CLEVELAND BROOKS, S/N L67619, GAS BOILER
Keywords: burn, boiler, rupture, steam, explosion, high pressure, valve
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102078730 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous plant and system operators
2 102078730 Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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