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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,200
Current Penalty $1,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 4848 A13 09/12/1990 09/04/1990 $1,200 $1,200 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170196513 Event: 09/03/1990Employee Burned When Cutting Torch Ignites Solvent
Employee #1 was a supervisor and mechanic at a small agricultural product haulage firm. On July 3, 1990, a repair project was begun on a grape tank mounted on a flatbed highway trailer. A plastic bucket containing wash solvent and grease residue from previous wheel bearing packing was located on the concrete apron. Sparks from an oxyacetylene cutting torch ignited the bucket's contents. Employee #1 was sprayed with burning solvent as he attempted to put out the fire with a carbon dioxide extinguisher. No credible attempt to clear the welding area of flammables/combustibles was made prior to the cutting torch operations.
Keywords: burn, repair, acetylene torch, flammable liquid, work rules, fire, mechanic, cleaning fluid, spark, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111914339 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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