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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1202978.015 - 94484 - Mcneilus Truck - Manufacturing Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 1202978.015Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 01/12/2017

94484 - Mcneilus Truck - Manufacturing Inc
524 County Road 34 East
Dodge Center, MN 55927
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3713/Truck and Bus Bodies
NAICS: 336211/Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing
Mailing: 524 County Road 34 East, Po Box 70, Dodge Center, MN 55927

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/02/2017
Close Case:12/04/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

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 $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 182.653(02) 06/08/2017 06/12/2017 $4,000 $7,000 $0 06/20/2017 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 92564.015Event: 01/11/2017Five Employees Are Injured In Natural Gas Explosion
At approximately 10:20 a.m. on January 11, 2017, five employees were working in various sections of the McNeilus Truck-Manufacturing facilities when one of the onsite buildings exploded. The building was primarily constructed from metal sheets and contained wash bay, a prep area, a paint booth, a baker, and a showroom; and, a refuse truck was in the baker. The refuse truck was fueled by compressed natural gas and a line that was attached to the natural gas cylinders blew off its fitting and filled the area with natural gas. The gas ignited and the building exploded, injuring five employees. Three employees suffered contusions and smoke inhalation while the last two suffered burns over 50% of their bodies. Four employees were hospitalized.
Keywords: smoke inhalation, contusion, flying object, natural gas, explosion, burn
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1202978.015 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 1202978.015 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
3 1202978.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 1202978.015 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
5 1202978.015 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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