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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
Current Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5174 F 11/19/1991 12/02/1991 $1,000 $1,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170184907 Event: 09/21/1991Employees Burned By Ignited Dust
Employee #1 was cutting the metal rod of a machine press with an acetylene torch while Employee #2 was on a forklift holding the machine press steady. As the metal rod was totally cut off, the forklift jerked and a cloud of dust that had accumulated on top of the lighting fixture drifted downward. As the dust came in contact with the acetylene torch flame, it ignited and formed a fireball that burned Employees #1 and #2. Both employees were taken to the hospital for treatment of second-degree burns.
Keywords: burn, dust, acetylene, fire, torch, combustible dust, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112119029 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Industrial machinery repairers
2 112119029 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Industrial machinery repairers

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