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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $960 $0 $0 $0 $0 $960
Current Penalty $480 $0 $0 $0 $0 $480
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious GN030002 B 12/20/1989 12/30/1989 $480 $480 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 27110105 A14 A 12/20/1989 12/30/1989 $480 $480 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 686329 Event: 11/07/1989Employee Killed When Struck By Ruptured Pressurized Tank
A 1,000 gallon atmospheric storage tank containing approximately 750 to 900 gallons of antifreeze was being pressurized with a 130 psi air compressor to check for leaks in a boiler heating system. As Employee #1 further opened the line valve to get more fluid flowing into the system, one end of the tank ruptured. The force propelled the skid mounted tank 8 to 10 ft into Employee #1, hurling him 10 ft from the tank through an open doorway into the building. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: air pressure, maintenance, construction, storage tank, rupture, high pressure, struck by, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 107865776 Fatality Other Crane and tower operators

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