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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 108740853 - Woodward Rail Car Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Oklahoma City

Nr: 108740853Report ID: 0627700Open Date: 02/24/1993

Woodward Rail Car Co.
2400 Western Rd
Woodward, OK 73801
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4789/Transportation Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 7229 S. 85th East Ave., Suite 200, Tulsa, OK 74133

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/25/1993
Close Case:06/23/1993

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361146715    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 6 6
Initial Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
Current Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 04/02/1993 05/05/1993 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100134 E01 04/02/1993 04/25/1993 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100134 E03 III 04/02/1993 04/06/1993 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100307 B 04/02/1993 04/06/1993 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19101200 E01 04/02/1993 04/25/1993 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19101200 H 04/02/1993 04/25/1993 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14241764Event: 02/23/1993Employee Killed In Tank Car Explosion
Employee #1 was cleaning the inside of a 33,000 gallon railcar tank that had contained liquid propane. He had not tested the atmosphere inside the tank and was using electrical equipment, such as a Shop-Vac vacuum cleaner, a Little Giant submersible pump, and a halogen light, that was not intrinsically safe. During the cleaning operation a spark from the electrical equipment caused an explosion, killing Employee #1.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, railroad tank car, work rules, cleaning, tank cleaning, explosion, propane, spark, elec equipment--misc
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108740853 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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