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Inspection: 124011008 - U.S. Steel Gary Works

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 124011008Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 03/27/2002

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
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/17/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:11/16/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362661738    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
Current Penalty $6,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 2200080101 08/21/2002 11/16/2003 $2,500 $5,000 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  2. 01002 Serious 2200080101 08/21/2002 08/09/2002 $3,750 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170365803Event: 03/26/2002Employees Injured In Blast Furnace Explosion
Employees #1, #2, and #3 were tapping the Number 8 blast furnace at the casting floor. They were inspecting the sub ladle when an explosion occurred. All three Employees were hospitalized with head and eye injuries as well as respiratory trauma from the smoke.
Keywords: eye, respiratory, head, blast furnace, explosion, smoke
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 124011008 Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
2 124011008 Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
3 124011008 Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction

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