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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 106514128 - Power Silicates, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta East

Nr: 106514128Report ID: 0418100Open Date: 11/17/1993

Power Silicates, Inc.
1620 Marvin Griffin Road
Augusta, GA 30906
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2819/Industrial Inorganic Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P. O. Box 6807, Augusta, GA 30916

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:11/18/1993
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:02/01/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral901681148   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $875
Current Penalty $875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $875
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C04 I 12/23/1993 01/25/1994 $875 $875 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 597831Event: 11/17/1993Two Employees Severely Burned In Propane Flash Fire
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on November 10, 1993, Employees #1 and #2 were lighting the pilot lights of the vaporizers on a propane fuel backup system for a plant furnace. After they had lighted four out of the five pilot lights, Employee #1 started to remove a faulty control valve from the fifth vaporizer without turning off the gas. The gas, which was under 125 psi, escaped and ignited. Employee #1 suffered 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns to his hands and face. Employee #2 sustained 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns on his right hand.
Keywords: burn, furnace, pilot light, work rules, fire, gas, propane, face, gas fitting, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106514128 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 106514128 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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