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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
Current Penalty $500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260352 B 01/23/1991 01/26/1991 $250 $505 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001A Serious 19101200 E 1 01/23/1991 02/23/1991 $250 $495 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001B Serious 19101200 H 01/23/1991 02/23/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 03001 Other 890032 D B 01/23/1991 02/08/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 03002 Other 890032 E A 01/23/1991 02/08/1991 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 825737 Event: 11/09/1990Employee Burned In Dust Explosion
Employee #1, of Chemetal, Inc., was working with a welding contractor who was attaching guardrails to a fixed platform and ladder. Sparks ignited a plastic garbage bag placed near the dust collector. The smoldering bag was removed; however, a spark entered the dust collector and ignited the dust cloud inside. Employee #1 used a fire extinguisher on the fire and then left the unit in order to shift it off. When he returned, an explosion occurred. Employee #1 suffered burns to the neck and face. He received minor treatment and subsequently returned to work.
Keywords: burn, work rules, construction, explosion, neck, spark, combustible dust, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104435987 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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