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Inspection: 106812688 - Cherry Burrell Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Syracuse

Nr: 106812688Report ID: 0215800Open Date: 01/01/1991

Cherry Burrell Corp.
575 E. Mill Street
Little Falls, NY 13365
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3443/Fabricated Plate Work (Boiler Shops)

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/08/1991
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/22/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360529556    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 15 5 20
Current Violations 15 5 20
Initial Penalty $8,580 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,580
Current Penalty $5,655 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,655
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 03001A Serious 19100022 D01 04/30/1991 05/03/1991 $280 $560 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 03001B Serious 19100022 D02 04/30/1991 05/03/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 03002 Serious 19100023 D01 III 04/30/1991 05/13/1991 $240 $480 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 03003 Serious 19100037 Q06 04/30/1991 05/13/1991 $240 $480 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 03004 Serious 19100133 A01 04/30/1991 05/03/1991 $240 $480 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 03005 Serious 19100252 A02 IV 04/30/1991 05/03/1991 $810 $810 $0 -
  7. 03006 Serious 19100252 B04 IV 04/30/1991 05/03/1991 $640 $640 $0 -
  8. 03007 Serious 19100252 C04 I 04/30/1991 05/03/1991 $640 $640 $0 -
  9. 03008 Serious 19100254 D01 04/30/1991 05/08/1991 $640 $640 $0 -
  10. 03009 Serious 19100254 D09 I 04/30/1991 05/03/1991 $240 $480 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 03010 Serious 19100254 D09 III 04/30/1991 05/03/1991 $200 $400 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  12. 03011 Serious 19100303 F 04/30/1991 05/08/1991 $240 $480 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  13. 03012 Serious 19100305 A02 IIIF 04/30/1991 05/03/1991 $320 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  14. 03013 Serious 19100305 D 04/30/1991 05/03/1991 $280 $560 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  15. 03014 Serious 19100305 G02 II 04/30/1991 06/03/1991 $240 $480 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  16. 03015 Serious 19101200 B04 II 04/30/1991 05/03/1991 $405 $810 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  17. 04001 Other 19100304 A02 04/30/1991 05/13/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  18. 04002 Other 19100304 F04 04/30/1991 05/03/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  19. 04003 Other 19100305 B01 04/30/1991 05/17/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  20. 04004 Other 19100305 G02 III 04/30/1991 05/03/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  21. 04005 Other 19101200 E01 04/30/1991 05/03/1991 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170114433Event: 01/10/1991Employee Died In Confined Space From Oxygen Deficiency
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ASSIGNED THE TASK OF CONSTRUCTING A 200 GALLON STAINLESS STEEL CONCENTRATE TANK. THE PROCESS CALLED FOR A STAINLESS STEEL SANITARY WELD WHICH REQUIRED THE USE OF ARGON AS A SHIELDING GAS. EMPLOYEE #1 CONNECTED A SUPPLY LINE OF ARGON GAS TO AN ATTACHED VALVE TO PUMP THE GAS TO THE INTERIOR OF THE VALVE AND CONCENTRATE TANK. ARGON GAS WAS ALSO RELEASED TO THE ATMOSPHERE WITHIN THE TANK THROUGH THE USE OF A MIG WELDER. EMPLOYEE #1 ENTERED THE TANK, EFFECTIVELY A CONFINED SPACE, THROUGH A 14 BY 30 INCH OPENING. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD NO MEANS OF MONITORING THE AIR QUALITY, NO ESCAPE PLAN, NO OBSERVER AND NO FORCED OR MECHANICAL VENTILATION. THE EMPLOYEE FAILED TO OPEN THE VALVE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TANK. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING ALONE AND MAY HAVE BEEN IN THE TANK AS LONG AS ONE HOUR BEFORE BEING DISCOVERED. SEVERAL EMPLOYEES WERE NEEDED TO REMOVE EMPLOYEE #1 FROM THE TANK. EMPLOYER RECORDS INDICATE EMPLOYEE #1 HAD RECEIVED ONLY ONE FORMAL COURSE OF TRAINING (LOCAL ADULT ED PROGRAM - BASIC WELDING) WITH LIMITED FOLLOW UP TRAINING.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, confined space, work rules, welder, welding, tank, untrained, argon
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106812688 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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