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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $4,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,200
Current Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100252 A03 I 03/25/1994 03/30/1994 $525 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100252 A03 II 03/25/1994 03/30/1994 $525 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100252 B02 IB 03/25/1994 03/30/1994 $525 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19101200 H 03/25/1994 03/30/1994 $525 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170111033 Event: 03/16/1994Employee Injured When Struck By Exploding 55 Gallon Drum
On March 15, 1994, Employee #1 had been acting as a fire watch while a coworker cut the tops off four or five 55 gallon drums. When the coworker was called away, Employee #1 began to cut a drum. As soon as the flame from the welding torch penetrated the drum, the bottom of the drum ruptured, forcing the drum upward. The drum struck Employee #1 in the face, breaking his nose and the orbital bones around each eye. The drum at one time had contained gasoline and had not been properly vented, inerted, or cleaned before the employee began cutting.
Keywords: eye, fracture, flammable vapors, work rules, drum, rupture, struck by, flying object, face, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109132035 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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