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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $560 $0 $0 $0 $0 $560
Current Penalty $280 $0 $0 $0 $0 $280
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100252 E 2 III 06/27/1989 06/30/1989 $280 $560 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14201560 Event: 04/25/1989Employee Suffers Flash Burns
On April 25, 1989, four welders were standing side by side working in an assembly line arrangement spot-welding, tack-welding and finish- welding auto seat frames. The equipment used were four Airco Pulse-Arc 350 MIG wire arc-welding machines using .035 copper covered steel wire plus 25 percent CO2 & 75 percent argon gas. The operators were wearing welder's helmets, gloves, sleeves & beanies. The only lateral protection from the rays created by each individual welder operator were four Singer Trans-Vue orange 5-foot-6-in. wide by 5-foot-6-in. tall safety shields placed on the floor between welders, plus one 3-foot-square shield place welding table located in a straight line between the individual operators. No completely enclosed individual booth or screen was provided. Employee #1, a certified welder, suffered flash burns to both eyes generated by the other welder & was treated at a local hospital as an out patient.
Keywords: welding, carbon dioxide, arc welding, argon
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108406737 Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Welders and cutters

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