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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 121974588 - Ideal Electric Company

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo

Nr: 121974588Report ID: 0524700Open Date: 02/01/1996

Ideal Electric Company
330 E. First St.
Mansfield, OH 44902
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3621/Motors and Generators

Inspection Type:Complaint
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/24/1996
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/19/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $27,575 $0 $0 $0 $0 $27,575
Current Penalty $9,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100106 D02 I 05/16/1996 06/18/1996 $0 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100106 E06 I 05/16/1996 06/18/1996 $2,375 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100106 E06 II 05/16/1996 06/18/1996 $2,375 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100132 A 05/16/1996 06/18/1996 $2,375 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100106 E02 IVD 05/16/1996 06/18/1996 $2,375 $2,375 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202085049Event: 11/30/1995Employee Burned When Xylene Vapors Ignite
Employee #1 had just finished using xylene, a flammable liquid, to clean a paint spray unit. The chemical was stored in a room that contained several baking ovens. After returning the xylene, Employee #1 opened the door of oven #431 to see if any motors were being baked out. Not seeing any, he closed the door and turned to leave the room. As he did so, the xylene vapors that had been pulled into the oven by its ventilation system ignited. The ensuing flash fire and explosion blew out the oven doors and the fire spread out into the room, igniting Employee #1's clothing. He sustained first-, second-, and third-degree burns to his face, ears, neck, and both arms.
Keywords: burn, clothing, head, flammable vapors, oven, work rules, xylene, fire, explosion, cleaning fluid
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 121974588 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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