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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 $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $1,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,125
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 08/05/1998 08/10/1998 $1,125 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 906800 Event: 04/03/1998Employee Injured When Clothes Ignited By Weed Burner
Employee #1, who was working alone, was removing a piece of wood that had become wedged in the compression ram of a scrap metal baler. The wood had first been soaked with oil to lubricate it in the hope that the ram would move and dislodge it. When this process did not work, gasoline was poured on the wood and a weed burner applied in an effort to burn it out. Employee #1 inadvertently ignited his clothing and sustained severe burns from the waist up. There were no witnesses to the accident.
Keywords: burn, clothing, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, jammed, baler, gasoline
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 113332571 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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