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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 103213260 - Thrall Car Manufacturing Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City

Nr: 103213260Report ID: 0521700Open Date: 04/19/1989

Thrall Car Manufacturing Co.
2600 State Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60417
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3743/Railroad Equipment
Mailing: 2600 State Street P.O. Box 218, Chicago Heights, IL 60417

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/22/1989
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:03/01/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360421341    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 9 1 10
Current Violations 9 1 10
Initial Penalty $6,700 $8,000 $0 $0 $0 $14,700
Current Penalty $4,690 $5,600 $0 $0 $0 $10,290
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100252 B02 IV 10/10/1989 11/10/1989 $560 $800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100252 D02 VIC 10/10/1989 11/10/1989 $560 $800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100252 D02 IIIA 10/10/1989 11/10/1989 $560 $800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100252 D02 XIIIB 10/10/1989 11/10/1989 $490 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100252 D02 XIIIC 10/10/1989 11/10/1989 $560 $800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100252 D02 XIVB 10/10/1989 11/10/1989 $490 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19100252 D02 XIVD 10/10/1989 11/10/1989 $490 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01008 Serious 19100252 D02 XIVE 10/10/1989 11/10/1989 $490 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01009 Serious 19100252 D03 II 10/10/1989 11/10/1989 $490 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 02001 Willful 5A0001 10/10/1989 11/10/1989 $5,600 $8,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14377865Event: 04/19/1989Employee Killed Welding On A Confined Space
Employee #1 was welding a hatch cover on top of a nuclear well car filled with explosive paint vapors. The welding arcs ignited the vapors, blowing Employee #1 into the roof of the building. He died from injuries sustained in the explosion. The area was not designated as a welding area, and no safe welding procedures were in place. Further, no means were taken to purge or ventilate the vessel.
Keywords: vapor, confined space, venting, welding, explosion, tank, arc welding
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103213260 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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