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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 122242886 - Gms Construction Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Albany

Nr: 122242886Report ID: 0213100Open Date: 07/21/1995

Gms Construction Inc.
Ulster Avenue
Port Ewen, NY 12466
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1541/General Contractors-Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
Mailing: P.O. Box 3298, Kingston, NY 12401

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/12/1996
Close Case:07/09/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
Current Penalty $3,375 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,375
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100119 H03 I 01/12/1996 01/25/1996 $1,125 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100119 H03 II 01/12/1996 01/25/1996 $1,125 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100119 H03 IV 01/12/1996 01/25/1996 $1,125 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170020424Event: 07/19/1995Two Employees Killed When Explosive Powder Ignites
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on July 19, 1995, Employees #1 and #2 were removing a damaged aluminum doorsill in the granulation building at Dyno Nobel Corporation. Employee #1, an operator that worked in the building, was overseeing the repairs. Employee #2 was a contractor's employee and was removing the sill with the help of another contractor's employee. The room where the repairs were being made was used to cure/store explosive powder used in the manufacturing of detonators. When Employee #2 struck a metal nail with a hammer he caused a spark that ignited the explosive powders. Employee #1 died instantly and Employee #2 died the following day from extensive burns. The other contractor's employee had left the building and was not injured.
Keywords: explosives, work rules, explosion, spark, burn, repair, fire, construction, powder
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 122242886 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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