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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1129690.015 - Cb & I

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 1129690.015Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 03/02/2016

Cb & I
1940 La 1. Northnull
Port Allen, LA 70767
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561210/Facilities Support Services
Mailing: 4171 Essen Lanenull, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:03/03/2016
Close Case:01/04/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1068705   Yes
 Inspection1129686   Yes
 Inspection1243645 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $12,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $12,000 $0 $12,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Other 19100119 H03 I 08/01/2016 08/18/2016 $5,000 $5,000 $0 08/23/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Other 19100134 K 08/01/2016 08/18/2016 $0 $0 $0 08/23/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01002 Other 19100119 H03 IV 08/01/2016 08/25/2016 $7,000 $7,000 $0 08/23/2016 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 83485.015Event: 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 respirator, argon, asphyxiated, cylinder, oxygen deficiency, respirator, respiratory
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1129690.015 Hospitalized injury Millwrights
2 1129690.015 Fatality Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters

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