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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 3 7
Current Violations 4 3 7
Initial Penalty $2,580 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,580
Current Penalty $1,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260850 C 05/03/1991 05/06/1991 $300 $560 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 19260850 E 05/03/1991 05/06/1991 $300 $655 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 03001A Serious 19101200 E 1 05/03/1991 05/06/1991 $250 $720 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 03001B Serious 19101200 G 1 05/03/1991 05/06/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 03001C Serious 19101200 H 05/03/1991 05/06/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 04001A Serious 19260020 B 1 05/03/1991 05/06/1991 $250 $645 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 04001B Serious 19260020 B 2 05/03/1991 05/06/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 05001 Other 19260021 B 2 05/03/1991 05/06/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 05002 Other 890032 D B 05/03/1991 05/06/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  10. 05003 Other 890032 E A 05/03/1991 05/06/1991 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170070361 Event: 03/15/1991Two Employees Burned When Paint Residue Explodes
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on March 15, 1991, Employees #1 and #2 and a coworker were in a second-floor paint room of building #1 at General Electric (GE) Appliance Park in Columbia, MD. GE had shut down operations in this building approximately one year earlier. The employees were salvaging useable metal in this room, which had residual amounts of powdered paint on the floor, walls, and electrical boxes.. Employee #1 was removing conduit from the top of an N-480/2N volt, 600 amp, 3-phase GE panel box when a spark from the electrical box ignited the powdered paint. Employee #1's clothing became engulfed in flames and he suffered burns over 30 percent of his body. Employee #2 and the coworker were installing a cover on another panel box next to Employee #1 when the fire erupted. Employee #2 was burned when he tried to put out the fire. The paint is explosive as a suspension in the air. Power to the panel box had not been cut off prior to beginning work.
Keywords: burn, dismantling, work rules, fire, construction, lockout, explosion, combustible dust, electrical box
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104363742 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers
2 104363742 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers

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