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Inspection: 123305971 - Ansonia Copper & Brass, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Bridgeport

Nr: 123305971Report ID: 0111500Open Date: 06/05/2000

Ansonia Copper & Brass, Inc.
75 Liberty Street
Ansonia, CT 06401
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3351/Rolling, Drawing, and Extruding Of Copper

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/02/2000
Close Case:01/12/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral901901330 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 2 7
Current Violations 3 2 2 7
Initial Penalty $6,000 $0 $42,500 $0 $0 $48,500
Current Penalty $2,700 $0 $19,300 $0 $0 $22,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100133 A01 11/30/2000 12/18/2000 $900 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19101027 E04 11/30/2000 12/18/2000 $900 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19101027 M02 I 11/30/2000 12/18/2000 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01003A Serious 19101027 L04 I 11/30/2000 01/02/2001 $900 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003B Serious 19101027 L04 IV 11/30/2000 01/02/2001 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02001 Repeat 5A0001 11/30/2000 01/02/2001 $11,000 $25,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02002 Repeat 19100132 A 11/30/2000 12/18/2000 $8,300 $17,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 03001 Other 19101027 M03 I 11/30/2000 12/18/2000 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 03002 Other 19101027 N01 IIB 11/30/2000 12/18/2000 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201520871Event: 06/03/2000Two Employees Burned In Casting Tank Explosion
Employee #1, a caster, was doing semicontinous casting of a copper alloy when the south billet of tank #21 started to leak at the bottom of the mold. Employee #1 noticed the leak and called over Employee #2, the foreman. With both employees present, the molten metal in the billet came into contact with the water in the casting tank, resulting in an explosion. Employees #1 and #2 both sustained burns to the face, neck, hands, abdomen, and legs. Prior to the explosion, the foreman assumed that Employee #1 had stopped the downcast. However, Employee #1 had in fact not stopped the downcast, and, as a result, the billet was not fully formed.
Keywords: burn, leak, abdomen, caster, casting, molten metal, neck, foundry, face, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123305971 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation Not Listed
2 123305971 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation Not Listed

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