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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 106212939 - Butler Aviation International, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah

Nr: 106212939Report ID: 0418400Open Date: 11/19/1990

Butler Aviation International, Inc.
L.P. Owens Drive & Service Road
Savannah, GA 31401
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4581/Airports, Flying Fields, and Airport Terminal Services
Mailing: P. O. Box 7899, Garden City, GA 31418

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/10/1991
Close Case:02/07/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360534739    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,260 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,260
Current Penalty $630 $0 $0 $0 $0 $630
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100178 G07 05/10/1991 05/13/1991 $630 $630 $0 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19101200 H02 III 05/10/1991 05/22/1991 $630 $630 $0 D - Govt Dismissed

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 595538Event: 11/15/1990Employee Killed From Inhalation Of Aviation Fuel
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on November 15, 1990, Employee #1, a trainee, and a coworker, a refueler, both of Butler Aviation, were refueling a small aircraft using a refueling truck that had a leak at the coupling between the filter and the meter on the pumping station. Employee #1 was left alone to use the truck and inhaled the leaking aviation fuel. He died of circulatory collapse after inhaling the fuel. Employee #1 had been working at this job for less than four days; it was against company policy to allow him to work alone so soon. In addition, company policy stated that all refueling trucks were to be checked for leaks on each shift, and that any leak must be repaired immediately.
Keywords: leak, aircraft, work rules, inhalation, fuel oil, fuel truck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106212939 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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