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Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1056650.015 - Magnegas Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Tampa

Nr: 1056650.015Report ID: 0420600Open Date: 04/16/2015

Magnegas Corporation
150 Rainville Rd.
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 325120/Industrial Gas Manufacturing
Mailing: 150 Rainville Rd., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/14/2015
Emphasis: L:ForkliftClose Case:11/17/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident976188    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 16 5 21
Current Violations 16 5 21
Initial Penalty $52,045 $0 $0 $0 $0 $52,045
Current Penalty $52,045 $0 $0 $0 $0 $52,045
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 10/14/2015 11/02/2015 $4,900 $4,900 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01002 Serious 19100132 A 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $4,900 $4,900 $0 Z - Issued
  3. 01003 Serious 19100157 E02 10/14/2015 $2,380 $2,380 $0 Z - Issued
  4. 01004A Serious 19100178 C02 III 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $4,900 $4,900 $0 Z - Issued
  5. 01004B Serious 19100178 C02 V 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  6. 01005 Serious 19100178 L02 III 10/14/2015 10/26/2015 $2,100 $2,100 $0 Z - Issued
  7. 01006 Serious 19100212 A01 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $4,900 $4,900 $0 Z - Issued
  8. 01007 Serious 19100212 A03 II 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $3,500 $3,500 $0 Z - Issued
  9. 01008 Serious 19100212 B 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $2,100 $2,100 $0 Z - Issued
  10. 01009 Serious 19100242 B 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $2,100 $2,100 $0 Z - Issued
  11. 01010 Serious 19100243 C01 10/14/2015 $1,785 $1,785 $0 Z - Issued
  12. 01011 Serious 19100304 F01 VIII 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $2,100 $2,100 $0 Z - Issued
  13. 01012 Serious 19100305 B01 II 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $2,100 $2,100 $0 Z - Issued
  14. 01013A Serious 19100305 G01 IV A 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $2,100 $2,100 $0 Z - Issued
  15. 01013B Serious 19100305 G01 IV B 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  16. 01013C Serious 19100305 G01 IV D 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  17. 01013D Serious 19100305 G01 IV E 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  18. 01014 Serious 19100305 G02 III 10/14/2015 $2,380 $2,380 $0 Z - Issued
  19. 01015A Serious 19100307 B 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $4,900 $4,900 $0 Z - Issued
  20. 01015B Serious 19100307 C 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  21. 01016A Serious 19101200 E01 10/14/2015 10/26/2015 $4,900 $4,900 $0 Z - Issued
  22. 01016B Serious 19101200 H01 10/14/2015 10/26/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  23. 02001 Other 19100023 D01 10/14/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  24. 02002 Other 19100147 F03 I 10/14/2015 10/26/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  25. 02003 Other 19100178 P01 10/14/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  26. 02004 Other 19100303 B02 10/14/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  27. 02005 Other 19100305 B02 I 10/14/2015 10/20/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 76455.015Event: 04/16/2015Employees Is Killed And Another Injured When Compressed Gas
At approximately 1:56 p.m. on April 16, 2015, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were draining liquids from compressed gas DOT cylinders containing unspecified compressed gas called Magnegas. The employees had drained the liquid from 10 out of 12 compressed gas cylinders that were filled with Magnegas. The cylinders were part of a twelve-cylinder manifold. Employee #2 was placing the tenth cylinder back into the manifold and Employee #1 was getting the eleventh cylinder ready for draining when it exploded. The cylinders were filled to 1950 psi with Magnegas. The exploding cylinder killed Employee #1 and hospitalized Employee #2, who underwent shrapnel removal surgeries and burn treatment.
Keywords: compressed gas, explosion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1056650.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration Production helpers
2 1056650.015 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Production helpers

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