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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 112991526 - Boyertown Foundry Company

Inspection Information - Office: Harrisburg

Nr: 112991526Report ID: 0316700Open Date: 01/24/2002

Boyertown Foundry Company
9th & Rothermel Drive
New Berlinville, PA 19545
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3321/Gray and Ductile Iron Foundries

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/24/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/26/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint200569135 Yes  

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 $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $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 Serious 19100106 E02 IVC 03/28/2002 04/02/2002 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200570455Event: 01/22/2002Employee Killed When Burned During Molten Iron Transfer
On January 22, 2002, two employees were exposed to the fire and explosion hazards of molten iron transfer in the vicinity of a fifty-five gallon toluene and alcohol drum being used for a mold curing process. Employee #1 later died in the hospital from chemical burns.
Keywords: burn, alcohol, fire, toluene, explosion, molten metal
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112991526 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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