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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100106 E06 I 05/24/1996 06/03/1996 $2,500 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100305 A02 IIIF 05/24/1996 05/30/1996 $2,500 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201340023 Event: 04/09/1996Employee Burned When Ethyl Alcohol Ignites And Explodes
Employee #1 was making a change on a regulator test station when an unguarded 100-watt bulb attached to the work station bench was struck by a crescent wrench. The bulb, which was within 7 ft of a vat of denatured ethyl alcohol, shattered. Ethyl alcohol is a Class 1A flammable liquid, and the sparks from the shattered bulb triggered a fire and explosion. Employee #1 sustained first-, second-, and third-degree burns.
Keywords: burn, alcohol, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, explosion, spark, struck by, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106589393 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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