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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $7,000 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100119 F04 08/01/2016 08/25/2016 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 83484.015 Event: 03/02/2016One Employee Killed One Injured Due To Argon Gas
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on March 2, 2016, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were re moving bolts from a pump preparing it for removal. They donned airline respirato rs which were attached to a cylinder cascade system via a spider manifold and re gulator to conduct the next task. The cylinder cascade system to which the masks were attached was argon and not grade D breathing air and both employees went d own due to asphyxiation. Employee #1 died and Employee #2 was hospitalized with traumatic brain injury.
Keywords: air contamination, air line, air line respirator, argon, asphyxiated, brain, inhalation, respirator, respiratory
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1129686.015 Fatality Welders and cutters
2 1129686.015 Hospitalized injury Millwrights

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