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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1212212.015 - Apeks, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Columbus

Nr: 1212212.015Report ID: 0522500Open Date: 02/22/2017

Apeks, Llc
150 Commerce Blvd.
Johnstown, OH 43031
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 333241 
Mailing: 150 Commerce Blvd., Johnstown, OH 43031

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/22/2017
Emphasis: N:AmputateClose Case:11/20/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1183825 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $27,443 $0 $0 $0 $0 $27,443
Current Penalty $17,838 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,838
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 5A0001 07/21/2017 08/02/2017 $5,767 $8,873 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01001B Serious 19100132 A 07/21/2017 08/02/2017 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19100101 B 07/21/2017 08/02/2017 $5,767 $8,873 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19100212 A01 07/21/2017 08/02/2017 $3,502 $5,387 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004A Serious 19101030 C01 I 07/21/2017 08/02/2017 $2,802 $4,310 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01004B Serious 19101030 F02 I 07/21/2017 08/04/2017 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01004C Serious 19101030 G02 I 07/21/2017 08/02/2017 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 93373.015Event: 02/15/2017Employee Is Injured By Flying Metal Shards And Suffers Multi
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on February 15, 2017, an employee opened the carbon dioxide cylinder valve to transfer gas into a small five liter stainless vessel in order to check for leaks. The employee attempted to tighten the brass nut on the vessel end cap when the nut stripped and it exploded, showering the employee with flying metal pieces. The employee was struck in the face and received multiple injuries to include a fracture nose, two fractured eye sockets, and multiple lacerations. The employee was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: struck by, nose, explosion, air pressure, flying object, laceration, fracture, compressed gas
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1212212.015 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Welders and cutters

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