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Inspection: 106050669 - Wollard Airport Equipment Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Inactive-Eau Claire

Nr: 106050669Report ID: 0523310Open Date: 06/18/1996

Wollard Airport Equipment Co., Inc.
Bldg. 15f 800 Wisconsin St.
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3537/Industrial Trucks, Tractors, Trailers, and Stackers
Mailing: 1125 Starr Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54703

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/19/1996
Close Case:09/09/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral901928945 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 3 7
Current Violations 3 3 6
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $2,850 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,850
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100107 G05 07/12/1996 07/31/1996 $950 $1,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100252 A02 VIC 07/12/1996 07/18/1996 $950 $1,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100252 A03 II 07/12/1996 07/18/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01003A Serious 19100252 A02 XIIID 07/12/1996 08/07/1996 $950 $1,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003B Serious 19101200 E02 II 07/12/1996 08/07/1996 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01003C Serious 19101200 H 07/25/1996 08/07/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
Deleted 7. 01004 Serious 19101200 H 07/12/1996 08/07/1996 $1,250 $1,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 02001 Other 19040002 A 07/12/1996 07/31/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 02002 Other 19100038 A02 07/12/1996 08/07/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  10. 02003 Other 19100179 J03 07/12/1996 08/07/1996 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14373062Event: 06/17/1996Three Employees Injured In Tank Explosion
Employee #1 was standing atop a tank that exploded. He struck the ceiling with the tank and rolled off onto the floor. Employee #1 was hospitalized with burns over 40 percent of his body and numerous fractures. Employees #2 and #3 were injured but not hospitalized. The explosion occurred when a welding arc was struck. A spark apparently landed inside a bottom drain that had been cleaned with a solvent less than 24 hours earlier. No purging or ventilation had occurred prior to welding.
Keywords: burn, fracture, ventilation, flammable vapors, work rules, explosion, purging, spark, tank, arc welding
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106050669 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 106050669 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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