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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 6A0001 06/04/1991 07/19/1991 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100160 B06 06/04/1991 07/19/1991 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100160 B09 06/25/1991 07/19/1991 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 804310 Event: 04/03/1991Employees Injured During Accidental Carbon Dioxide Release
Three untrained employees were assigned to install seven gas cylinders containing carbon dioxide in a fixed extinguishing system. After they installed six cylinders, one of the employees connected the control head on the second cylinder's valve. He did not know that the system needed to be in set position before the cylinder valve was connected. When the employee connected the control head, he caused a sudden activation of the system and the release of carbon dioxide into the room. While trying to escape, he injured his head. He required 12 sutures and was hospitalized for his injury. A second employee sustained contusions to his chest and right knee.
Keywords: chest, knee, head, installing, cylinder, work rules, carbon dioxide, untrained, pressure release
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108105099 Non Hospitalized injury Concussion Machinery maintenance occupations
2 108105099 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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