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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $480 $0 $0 $0 $0 $480
Current Penalty $360 $0 $0 $0 $0 $360
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 2200080101 07/14/1989 08/30/1989 $360 $480 $0 08/14/1989 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 996769 Event: 05/11/1989Employee Injured By Gas Furnace Explosion
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on May 11, 1989, Employee #1, an electrician, was helping another electrician try to start a gas-fired furnace. Several attempts were made to light the furnace, which was controlled by an external electrical control panel, by going through normal operating procedures, but the furnace would not remain lit. Employee #1 went to the end of the furnace and looked through an inspection sight glass. At the same time, the other electrician let the furnace go through the purge cycle, then used a jumper wire to bypass the electrical relays in the control box in an attempt to keep the burner lit. When the ignition button was pressed, the furnace exploded. Employee #1 sustained no physical injuries, but apparently suffered from a concussion and shock. He was transported by automobile to the hospital, where he was treated and released. The other employee sustained no injuries.
Keywords: furnace, shock, work rules, electrician, explosion, concussion, communication
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104005525 Non Hospitalized injury Concussion Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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