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Inspection: 113325435 - Industrial Contract Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Bismarck

Nr: 113325435Report ID: 0830300Open Date: 11/28/1995

Industrial Contract Services, Inc.
West Of Highway #81 Nw
Grand Forks, ND 58206
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1629/Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P.O. Box 5159, Grand Forks, ND 58206

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/29/1995
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:03/14/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 02/09/1996 02/22/1996 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -
  2. 01002A Serious 19260021 B05 02/09/1996 03/12/1996 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -
  3. 01002B Serious 19260021 B06 I 02/09/1996 03/12/1996 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 906610Event: 11/16/1995Employee Killed After Propane Ignites In Manhole Structure
Employee #1 entered a concrete manhole structure carrying a propane gas-fired blowtorch. While he was operating the torch, the propane container toppled over and caused the regulator to break away from the main valve assembly. The released propane gas vapors ignited, causing a fire. Employee #1 died of asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, flammable vapors, fire, construction, inhalation, propane torch, gas leak, manhole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 113325435 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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