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Inspection: 111825568 - Tim Taylor Painting Services

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Oakland

Nr: 111825568Report ID: 0950614Open Date: 01/02/1991

Tim Taylor Painting Services
1134 Bodmin Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94579
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1721/Painting and Paper Hanging
Mailing: 16633 Cowell St., San Leandro, CA 94578

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/20/1991
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:05/07/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361040751    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $1,620 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,620
Current Penalty $1,620 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,620
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1510 C 05/07/1991 12/19/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 1512 B 05/07/1991 12/19/1990 $1,350 $1,350 $0 -
  3. 03001 Serious 5416 A 05/07/1991 12/19/1990 $135 $135 $0 -
  4. 04001 Serious 1534 B 05/07/1991 12/19/1990 $135 $135 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170174221Event: 12/19/1990One Killed, Two Injured When Paint Vapor Explodes
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on December 19, 1990, Employees #1 through #3 were masking and spray coating in a single-family house. They were using a Dynamite, model D-520 unit, with an ASM mid-400 gun to apply an oil-based primer when there was an explosion and fire. Employee #1 suffered severe burns on his hands and face, and was hospitalized until January 23, 1991. Employee #2 suffered severe burns over 70 percent of his body and died in the hospital on January 17, 1991. Employee #3 suffered a strained back and contusions on his right foot. He was treated at a local hospital and released. The furnace and heater pilot lights were not shut off, and either one could have been a source of ignition.
Keywords: burn, pilot light, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, construction, spray painting, back, explosion, foot
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111825568 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; painters, paperhangers and plasterers
2 111825568 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Painters, construction and maintenance
3 111825568 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; painters, paperhangers and plasterers

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