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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 3 9
Current Violations 3 5 8
Initial Penalty $17,545 $0 $0 $1,455 $0 $19,000
Current Penalty $6,920 $0 $0 $2,755 $0 $9,675
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A06 09/11/1996 10/05/1996 $485 $485 $0 10/01/1996 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Other 5194 G08 09/11/1996 10/05/1996 $485 $485 $0 10/01/1996 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 01003 Other 5194 H02 C 09/11/1996 10/05/1996 $485 $485 $0 10/01/1996 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 02001 Serious 4070 A 09/11/1996 09/28/1996 $1,210 $1,210 $0 10/01/1996 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 5. 03001 Serious 4075 A 09/11/1996 09/28/1996 $0 $1,210 $0 10/01/1996 J - ALJ Decision
  6. 04001 Other 5194 F04 09/11/1996 09/28/1996 $650 $1,625 $0 10/01/1996 J - ALJ Decision
  7. 05001 Serious 5545 E 09/11/1996 09/28/1996 $4,500 $4,500 $0 10/01/1996 J - ALJ Decision
  8. 06001 Serious 5417 E 09/11/1996 09/28/1996 $1,210 $4,500 $0 10/01/1996 J - ALJ Decision
  9. 07001 Other 5164 B 09/11/1996 09/28/1996 $650 $4,500 $0 10/01/1996 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170632228 Event: 03/09/1996Employee Burned In Ethanol Explosion, Later Dies
On March 9, 1996, Employee #1 was working in the manual glass cutting area of ACI Distribution/VVP America, Inc. The laminated glass panels consisted of two layers of glass separated by a vinyl layer. In preparation for cutting, the glass layers are scored; alcohol is then squirted from a secondary container along the score and ignited to melt the vinyl panel. Employee #1 was setting up the glass panels when a 1-gallon metal can labeled as denatured alcohol solvent (Sunnyside, 86 ethyl alcohol, Class I B flammable solvent), ignited and exploded. Employee #1 sustained second- and third-degree burns over 65 percent of his body. He died on June 1, 1996, of multiple organ failure as a result of his injuries. Subsequent investigation revealed that the cap was on the can when it exploded, and that the enclosed vapor ignited through a 3/16 in. diameter hole made on the top of the can by a coworker about one or two weeks before the accident.
Keywords: burn, vapor, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, inadequate maint, work rules, ethanol, explosion, combustible liquid, chemical vapor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119831915 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Hand cutting and trimming occupations

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