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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 114140387 - Island Transportation Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Avenel

Nr: 114140387Report ID: 0213400Open Date: 01/23/1996

Island Transportation Corp.
850 Port Reading Ave.
Port Reading, NJ 07064
Union Status: Union
SIC: 5171/Petroleum Bulk stations and Terminals

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:07/18/1996
Close Case:04/30/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361993850    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 9 1 10
Current Violations 9 1 10
Initial Penalty $42,300 $63,000 $0 $0 $0 $105,300
Current Penalty $23,310 $0 $0 $0 $50,400 $73,710
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100037 Q02 07/22/1996 07/26/1996 $990 $1,800 $0 08/06/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100037 Q05 07/22/1996 07/26/1996 $0 $0 $0 08/06/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19100132 D01 07/22/1996 08/23/1996 $1,735 $3,150 $0 08/06/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01003A Serious 19100134 A02 07/22/1996 08/23/1996 $3,475 $6,300 $0 08/06/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01003B Serious 19101000 B02 07/22/1996 08/23/1996 $0 $0 $0 08/06/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01003C Serious 19101000 E 07/22/1996 08/23/1996 $0 $0 $0 08/06/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01004 Serious 19100146 C01 07/22/1996 08/23/1996 $3,475 $6,300 $0 08/06/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 01005 Serious 19100146 C02 07/22/1996 08/23/1996 $2,475 $4,500 $0 08/06/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 01006 Serious 19100146 C04 07/22/1996 08/23/1996 $3,475 $6,300 $0 08/06/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 01007 Serious 19100146 G01 07/22/1996 08/23/1996 $3,475 $6,300 $0 08/06/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 01008 Serious 19100307 B 07/22/1996 07/25/1996 $2,475 $4,500 $0 08/06/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 01009 Serious 19101200 E01 07/22/1996 08/23/1996 $1,735 $3,150 $0 08/06/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 02001 Unclass 19101200 H 07/22/1996 08/23/1996 $50,400 $63,000 $0 08/06/1996 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201310331Event: 01/23/1996Two Employees Killed When Exposed To Hydrogen Sulfide
On January 23, 1996, Employee #1 entered an asphalt tanker after observing water at the bottom of the tanker. He entered without a respirator to remove the water with a bucket and sponge. Shortly afterwards, he felt weak, shouted for help, and went motionless. After being informed of the situation, Employee #2 entered the tanker in order to rescue Employee #1. He entered the tanker without a respirator. Employee #1 and Employee #2 were exposed to very high concentrations hydrogen sulfide inside the asphalt tanker and were killed.
Keywords: tank truck, asphyxiated, hydrogen sulfide, asphalt
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 114140387 Fatality Asphyxia Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics
2 114140387 Fatality Asphyxia Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

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