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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111487351 - Howard S Wright Construction Co

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 4

Nr: 111487351Report ID: 1055340Open Date: 01/10/1991

Howard S Wright Construction Co
300 W 9th St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Union Status: Union
SIC: 6531/Real Estate Agents and Managers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:01/10/1991
Close Case:12/02/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $3,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,200
Current Penalty $3,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 0246950501 03/20/1991 01/16/1992 $2,000 $2,000 $0 04/03/1991 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Serious 06205415 03/20/1991 01/16/1992 $1,200 $1,200 $0 04/03/1991 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170253827Event: 01/10/1991Employee Injured When Gas Tank Explodes
Employee #1 was using a skill saw and an abrasive blade to cut an old gasoline tank into hemispheres. When the water level inside the tank dropped below the level of the abrasive blade, sparks from the blade ignited the residual gasoline vapors inside the head space of the tank. The resulting explosion caused the skill saw to strike against Employee #1's right leg. He sustained multiple fractures of his tibia. The impact also threw Employee #1 several feet from where he had been working, causing him to temporarily lose consciousness.
Keywords: portable power tool, fracture, unconsciousness, flammable vapors, circular saw, explosion, spark, gasoline, tank, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111487351 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers

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