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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 7
Current Violations 7 7
Initial Penalty $4,480 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,480
Current Penalty $2,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 1200004 1 08/15/1988 08/18/1988 $370 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100252 D02 II 08/15/1988 08/18/1988 $370 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19100252 D02 IV 08/15/1988 08/18/1988 $370 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 19100252 D02 XIII 08/15/1988 08/18/1988 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01004 Serious 19100252 D02 VIC 08/15/1988 08/18/1988 $370 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01005 Serious 19100252 D02 VII 08/15/1988 08/18/1988 $370 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01006 Serious 19100252 D02 XIV 08/15/1988 08/18/1988 $370 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01007 Serious 19100252 D03 II 08/15/1988 08/18/1988 $380 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14454110 Event: 04/28/1988Employee Dies In Explosion Fire Caused By Acetylene Torch
Employee #1 was cutting one of two 1/2 in. rods that were bolted to a flatbed truck, and securing a 30 gallon drum. The drum was marked as pesticide, but had been used to carry diesel fuel to refuel a John Deere highboy sprayer. The rod was approximately 1 in. from the side of the drum. The cut was not quite halfway through the rod, indicated by burn marks on the outside and inside of drum, when the acetylene cutting torch caused sufficient heat to expand the fumes. Pressure inside the drum caused the bottom seam to rupture. Residual fuel sprayed Employee #1 and the torch. Diesel fuel and fire engulfed Employee #1. Fellow employees who were nearby immediately tried to extinguish the fire. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: burn, acetylene torch, diesel fuel tank, drum, fire, rupture, explosion, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104221049 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Laborers, except construction

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