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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 4 1 5
Initial Penalty $28,000 $70,000 $0 $0 $0 $98,000
Current Penalty $14,000 $25,000 $0 $0 $0 $39,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100252 A02 III B 02/05/2016 04/01/2016 $3,500 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100252 A02 XIII C 02/05/2016 04/01/2016 $3,500 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100252 A03 I 02/05/2016 04/01/2016 $3,500 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100252 A03 II 02/05/2016 04/01/2016 $3,500 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02001 Willful 19100252 A02 VI C 02/05/2016 04/01/2016 $25,000 $70,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 79069.015 Event: 08/23/2015Employee Is Burned In Explosion And Later Dies
At 11:44 a.m. on August 22, 2015, Employee #1 was using a Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welder to repair a leak on a locomotive diesel fuel tank. The tank was an inter nal component of the locomotive that contained hazardous chemicals, including CI TGO No.2 Diesel Fuel and High Sulfur, a Category 3 flammable liquid. During the welding/cutting operation, the tank exploded. Employee #1 sustained burns over 95 percent of his body. He died the next day, August 23, 2015 at 12:00 a.m.
Keywords: burn, explosion, flammable liquid, fuel oil, locomotive, sulfur, tank, welding
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1087345.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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