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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $1,740 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,740
Current Penalty $960 $0 $0 $0 $0 $960
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 90005 A 01/06/1988 02/10/1988 $480 $480 $0 01/11/1988 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 90005 A 01/06/1988 01/20/1988 $480 $480 $0 01/11/1988 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 90005 A 01/06/1988 01/20/1988 $420 $420 $0 01/11/1988 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 90005 A 01/06/1988 01/20/1988 $360 $360 $0 01/11/1988 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14301675 Event: 10/20/1987One Employee Killed, One Injured In Boiler Explosion
At 8:25 a.m. on October 20, 1987, Employee #1, the superintendent of the utilities department at the Navajo Refinery in Artesia, NM, was lighting the pilot light on a Holman boiler. Employee #2 was with him. The boiler exploded, forcing both ends outward. A piece of flying debris struck Employee #1 on the right side of his face. He was taken to Artesia General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Employee #2 was sent to the same hospital, was treated for shock, and was released after a short period of observation. The exact cause of the accident has not been determined. It is suspected that a faulty electrical relay had caused a release of natural gas into the interior of the boiler before Employee #1 tried to light the pilot light.
Keywords: pilot light, head, shock, boiler, natural gas, equipment failure, explosion, struck by, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104707153 Fatality Amputation Furnace, kiln and oven operators
2 104707153 Non Hospitalized injury Other Furnace, kiln and oven operators
3 104707153 Non Hospitalized injury Other Furnace, kiln and oven operators
4 104707153 Fatality Concussion Furnace, kiln and oven operators

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