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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $2,925 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,925
Current Penalty $2,175 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,175
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260021 B02 09/20/1990 08/10/1990 $375 $375 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260350 J 08/10/1990 08/10/1990 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19260028 A 08/10/1990 08/13/1990 $300 $800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19260059 E01 08/10/1990 08/13/1990 $750 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01007A Serious 19260350 J 08/10/1990 08/10/1990 $750 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01007B Serious 19260350 J 08/10/1990 08/10/1990 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01007C Serious 19260352 C 08/10/1990 08/10/1990 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 996843 Event: 03/31/1990Employee Burned In Aluminum Dust Flash Fire
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on May 16, 1990, Employee #1 started welding cable tray brackets and conduit pipe supports with a Lincoln arc welder #6251. Welding was taking place on the inside wall of the building and Employee #1 was standing on top of an exhaust duct leading to the outside of the building. This exhaust duct came from a wet type dust collection machine called a Type N Roto-Clone. The duct carried aluminum fines and dust. Due to a gap in this duct, aluminum fines were dispersed into open air. Welding sparks ignited the dust and fines, which created a fireball. Employee #1 was engulfed in flames and sustained second- and third-degree burns to his legs, back, and chest. Employees #2 through #7 helped in fighting the fire and rescuing Employee #1. They were checked over at the hospital; none sustained burns. Contributing factors may have been the failure to implement and train employees on hazard communication standards and that the welding was allowed to take place where combustibles or dust concentrations created a hazard.
Keywords: burn, chest, exhaust system, duct, fire, construction, back, combustible dust, arc welding, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108581760 Non Hospitalized injury Other Electricians
2 108581760 Non Hospitalized injury Other Electricians
3 108581760 Non Hospitalized injury Other Electricians
4 108581760 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Electricians
5 108581760 Non Hospitalized injury Other Electricians' apprentices
6 108581760 Non Hospitalized injury Other Electricians
7 108581760 Non Hospitalized injury Other Electricians' apprentices

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