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Inspection: 123981243 - U.S. Steel Gary Works

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 123981243Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 04/03/1996

U.S. Steel Gary Works
1 North Broadway
Gary, IN 46402
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3312/Steel Works, Blast Furnaces (Including Coke Ovens), and Rolling Mills

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/02/1996
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/21/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint77568657 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $11,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,500
Current Penalty $9,775 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,775
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 2200080101 06/05/1996 10/21/1996 $4,250 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 2200080101 06/05/1996 06/18/1996 $1,275 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100038 A05 II 06/05/1996 08/16/1996 $4,250 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170386601Event: 04/02/1996Seven Employees Injured In Blast Furnace Explosion
Employees #1 through #7 were injured in an explosion near the No. 3 tap hole of the No. 13 blast furnace. Employees #1 through #3 sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: furnace, blast furnace, explosion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123981243 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
2 123981243 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Crane and tower operators
3 123981243 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, material moving equipment operators
4 123981243 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Furnace, kiln and oven operators
5 123981243 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Furnace, kiln and oven operators
6 123981243 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Furnace, kiln and oven operators
7 123981243 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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