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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $26,450 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,450
Current Penalty $26,450 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,450
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100252 A01 II 06/08/1995 06/21/1995 $7,000 $7,000 $0 06/30/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100252 A02 IIIA 06/08/1995 06/21/1995 $5,000 $5,000 $0 06/30/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100252 A02 IV 06/08/1995 06/21/1995 $0 $0 $0 06/30/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19100252 A02 VIC 06/08/1995 06/21/1995 $7,000 $7,000 $0 06/30/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01004A Serious 19100252 A03 I 06/08/1995 06/21/1995 $7,000 $7,000 $0 06/30/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01004B Serious 19100252 A03 II 06/08/1995 06/21/1995 $0 $0 $0 06/30/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01005 Serious 19101200 H 06/08/1995 07/11/1995 $450 $450 $0 06/30/1995 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14241517 Event: 02/24/1995Employee Dies, Another Severely Burned In Tank Explosion
At around 9:30 a.m. on February 24, 1995, Employees #1 and #2 were on the northeast side of a site, cutting the side out of a tank. A coworker was on the east side of the site, cutting out the top of another tank. The two tanks were approximately 2 feet apart. As the employees cut the tanks, the oil residue inside them ignited. The burning residue spilled out the tanks and onto the ground, causing a fire between the two tanks and other adjacent tanks. Employee #1 went to the south side of the tanks and began to throw dirt on the fire. As Employee #2 moved to help Employee #1, an explosion occurred. Apparently, the fire ignited an explosive atmosphere in one of the tanks that was not being cut. Employee #1 sustained 3rd-degree burns on most of his body and died later. Employee #2 sustained 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns over 40 percent of his body and is expected to recover. The coworker had gone to his car to get some equipment and was not injured.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, explosion, tank, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108864034 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 108864034 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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