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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 122263031 - Phoenix Division Of Kodiac Industries, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 122263031Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 10/18/1995

Phoenix Division Of Kodiac Industries, Inc.
16723 Aldine Westfield
Houston, TX 77032
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3443/Fabricated Plate Work (Boiler Shops)

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/23/1996
Close Case:12/12/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360926158    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 10 10
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $42,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $42,000
Current Penalty $8,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100146 C01 02/16/1996 03/16/1996 $4,200 $4,200 $0 03/12/1996 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100146 C02 02/16/1996 03/16/1996 $4,200 $4,200 $0 03/12/1996 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100146 C04 02/16/1996 03/16/1996 $4,200 $4,200 $0 03/12/1996 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 19100146 D01 02/16/1996 03/15/1996 $4,200 $4,200 $0 03/12/1996 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01005 Serious 19100146 D03 02/16/1996 03/15/1996 $4,200 $4,200 $0 03/12/1996 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 6. 01006 Serious 19100146 D04 I 02/16/1996 03/15/1996 $4,200 $4,200 $0 03/12/1996 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 7. 01007 Serious 19100146 D08 02/16/1996 03/15/1996 $4,200 $4,200 $0 03/12/1996 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 8. 01008 Serious 19100146 D10 02/16/1996 03/15/1996 $4,200 $4,200 $0 03/12/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 01009A Serious 19100252 B04 IV 02/16/1996 03/16/1996 $4,200 $4,200 $0 03/12/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 01009B Serious 19100252 B04 IV 02/16/1996 03/16/1996 $0 $0 $0 03/12/1996 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 11. 01010 Serious 19100252 C04 I 02/16/1996 03/16/1996 $4,200 $4,200 $0 03/12/1996 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201760444Event: 10/17/1995Welder Killed In Large Pipe
Employee #1 had performed welding inside a twenty-four-inch pipe which had been blocked and purged with argon as a shielding gas. Employee #1 entered the pipe to remove the purge block and was overcome by the Argon. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: asphyxiated, welder, welding, pipe, purging, argon
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 122263031 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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