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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $600
Current Penalty $600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 740005001 08/21/1987 09/09/1987 $600 $600 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14202378 Event: 04/09/1987Burns To Face, Hands And Arms Turning Off A Natural Gas Valv
On April 9, 1987, a gas line had been ruptured in a natural gas company's building. Employee #1 smelled natural gas in the building and went to the gas meter with a wrench to shut off the valve. Upon putting the wrench onto the shut-off valve, Employee #1 was blown back by an explosion. With the help of another employee, Employee #1 located the wrench and again attempted to shut off the gas valve. The second attempt was successful. Employee #1 then shut off the gas supply to an adjacent building and helped the building occupant(s) to safety. Employee #1 was then transported to the hospital. Employee #1 suffered first and second degree burns to the hands, arms and face.
Keywords: burn, wrench, natural gas, gas, rupture, valve, arm, face, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 105321004 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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