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Inspection: 123705774 - Joseph H Gonyea Ii Gp & Timber Group Inc Gp

Inspection Information - Office: Or Medford

Nr: 123705774Report ID: 1054116Open Date: 12/01/1994

Joseph H Gonyea Ii Gp & Timber Group Inc Gp
25 E Mcandrews
Medford, OR 97501
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2436/Softwood Veneer and Plywood
Mailing: Po Box 1669, Medford, OR 97501

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/21/1995
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/12/1996

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 410 02/28/1995 03/06/1996 $2,500 $5,000 $0 03/14/1995 L - State Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 791194Event: 12/01/1994Employee Burned During Refinery Explosion And Fire
At approximately 8:40 p.m. on November 30, 1994, Employee #1, of Timber Products Co., had just returned from lunch when he noticed a blue haze in the area. He left the control room to investigate the cause of the smoke. Employee #1 worked his way up to the third level, where two parallel screw conveyors were located. He was about halfway down the length of the screw conveyors when he was knocked down by an explosion and fire. Employee #1 extinguished the flames on his body and returned to the control room. He shut the process down, made sure that the fire control system was activated, then left the building. Employees in the area called 911 and helped Employee #1 to a safe area. Suffering 1st- and 2nd-degree burns on approximately 50 percent of his body, he was transported by ambulance to Providence Hospital.
Keywords: burn, work rules, fire, explosion, smoke, refinery
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123705774 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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