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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 102437266 - Mid America Propane Company

Inspection Information - Office: Chicago North

Nr: 102437266Report ID: 0524200Open Date: 06/03/1988

Mid America Propane Company
7400 N. Oak Park Avenue
Niles, IL 60648
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5984/Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Bottled Gas) Dealers
Mailing: 5050 N. River Road, Schiller Park, IL 60176

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/03/1988
Close Case:05/06/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral901112334 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 6 6
Initial Penalty $4,410 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,410
Current Penalty $4,410 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,410
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100120 L01 11/25/1988 02/01/1989 $720 $720 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100120 L04 11/25/1988 02/01/1989 $720 $720 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19100157 G01 11/25/1988 02/01/1989 $720 $720 $0 -
  4. 01004 Serious 19101200 E01 11/25/1988 02/01/1989 $720 $720 $0 -
  5. 01005 Serious 19101200 H01 11/25/1988 02/01/1989 $720 $720 $0 -
  6. 01006 Serious 19101200 H02 III 11/25/1988 02/01/1989 $810 $810 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 848499Event: 06/02/1988Employee Burned By Explosion Of Leaking Lpg Tank Truck
Employee #1 was preparing liquified propane cylinders for filling from a liquified propane gas (LPG) tank truck. Employee #1 pulled out the delivery hose, heard a pop, and turned around to see that the hose leading to the hose reel had come loose and LPG was pouring out of the hose. The truck engine was running to operate the pump. Employee #1 ran back to the truck in order to shut off the flow of LPG. Just as Employee #1 reached the truck, a fire and explosion occurred. Employee #1 was burned on approximately 35 percent of his body, including his head, arms, body, and legs. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: leak, tank truck, head, explosion, leg, burn, torso, lp gas, arm, fire brigade
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102437266 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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