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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $5,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,250
Current Penalty $5,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C01 01/19/1996 02/21/1996 $1,750 $1,750 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C04 I 01/19/1996 02/21/1996 $1,750 $1,750 $0 -
  3. 01003A Serious 19100147 C07 I 01/19/1996 02/21/1996 $1,750 $1,750 $0 -
  4. 01003B Serious 19100264 D01 V 01/19/1996 02/21/1996 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14415798 Event: 09/29/1995Employee Killed By Steam And Water Burns
At approximately 7:15 p.m. on September 29, 1995, Employee #1 was assisting a maintenance engineer with the shut-down of a boiler that was being prepared for inspection. The shut-down procedure had begun at approximately 2:00 p.m. At approximately 7:00 p.m., Employee #1 had climbed on top of the boiler to access the manhole cover to remove the lid and examine the tubes. The maintenance engineer had loosened the bolts and clamps and removed the manhole cover. He had attempted to drop the lid open by hitting it with a hammer but had not been successful. Employee #1, while standing on top of the boiler between the manhole and the pressure relief valves, kicked at the lid with his heel. When the lid fell open he was engulfed in a geyser of hot water and steam. He was taken to the hospital with burns over 68 percent of his body and died in the hospital 10 days later.
Keywords: burn, maintenance, manhole cover, stuck, work rules, boiler, steam, accidental discharge, hot water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106589005 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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