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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 6 6
Initial Penalty $42,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $42,000
Current Penalty $42,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $42,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/14/1999 10/08/1999 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100120 Q01 09/14/1999 10/08/1999 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100132 D01 09/14/1999 10/08/1999 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100120 Q06 I 09/14/1999 10/08/1999 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19101200 E02 II 09/14/1999 10/08/1999 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19101200 H01 09/14/1999 10/08/1999 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201953171 Event: 06/26/1999Employee Asphyxiated By Leaking Nitrogen Gas
Employee #1 was working in the small Urich building where nitrogen and other substances are used to fill compressed cylinders by a pressurized hosing systems connected to outside bulk storage tanks. Apparently when Employee #1 came to work and was alone, he found that the nitrogen hose had not been shut off the night before and had leaked out a large quantity of nitrogen. Employee #1 attempted to shut off this valve to the hose and was asphyxiated due to the displacement of oxygen in this room by the nitrogen leak. The shut-off valve for this bulk tank was also found partially open.
Keywords: leak, oxygen deficiency, asphyxiated, compressed gas, nitrogen, shut-off valve
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 121984132 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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