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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 103932695 - Paul'S Trailer Service Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 103932695Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 06/10/1987

Paul'S Trailer Service Inc
505 South Tibbs Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7538/General Automotive Repair Shops

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/24/1987
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/12/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360196133    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $1,360 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,360
Current Penalty $520 $0 $0 $0 $0 $520
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 2200080101 07/31/1987 08/11/1987 $240 $240 $0 A - Amendment
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100252 D02 VIC 07/09/1987 08/11/1987 $280 $280 $0 A - Amendment
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100252 E04 IV 07/09/1987 08/11/1987 $280 $280 $0 A - Amendment
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 19100252 F04 I 07/09/1987 08/11/1987 $280 $280 $0 A - Amendment
  5. 01005A Serious 19100252 D02 VIC 07/31/1987 08/11/1987 $280 $280 $0 -
  6. 01005B Serious 19100252 E04 IV 07/31/1987 08/11/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 01005C Serious 19100252 F04 I 07/31/1987 08/11/1987 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 758441Event: 06/09/1987Employee Killed In Confined Space Explosion
AT 3:45 PM ON JUNE 9, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING INSIDE A SIX FOOT DIAMETER, NINE FOOT LONG COMPARTMENT IN A FORTY FOOT TANKER TRAILER. HE WAS PREPARING TO MAKE AN INTERNAL WELD REPAIR TO A BAFFLE VOID WALL. HE WAS USING A MILLER TIG WELDER. WHEN THE WELDING TORCH WAS LIT, AN EXPLOSION OCCURRED. THE COMPARTMENT HAD BEEN STEAM-CLEANED BUT THE BAFFLE VOID HAD BEEN PURGED WITH AMBIENT AIR (NOT AN INERT GAS). THE EMPLOYEE WAS DEAD UPON ARRIVAL AT THE HOSPITAL. THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS INTERNAL INJURIES RESULTING FROM THE EXPLOSION.
Keywords: tank truck, steam cleaner, work rules, welder, explosion, purging, compartment
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103932695 Fatality Concussion Welders and cutters

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