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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
Current Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 08/07/1996 09/24/1996 $2,100 $2,100 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200810034 Event: 04/28/1996Employee Killed When Drip Gas Tanker Truck Ignites
Employee #1 was loading his tanker with drip gas, a natural gas byproduct. After completing the process, he went on top of the tanker and opened the hatch to verify that the tanker was full. As Employee #1 released the hatch, liquid vapors began to escape and were blown toward the diesel tractor. The vapors were sucked into the tractor's air intake, causing the diesel engine to begin racing into a runaway condition. The engine exploded, and the resulting fire ignited the remaining fuel in the truck's fuel tank and the drip gas in the tanker itself. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: tank truck, flammable vapors, work rules, explosion, combustible liquid, flammable liquid, fire, diesel truck, natural gas, chemical vapor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123388662 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy

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