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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 124692294 - Lee E Rubenstein & Jack Schneiderman

Inspection Information - Office: Or Health - Eugene

Nr: 124692294Report ID: 1054194Open Date: 11/14/1996

Lee E Rubenstein & Jack Schneiderman
790 N Bayshore Dr
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5199/Nondurable Goods, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: Po Box 638, Coos Bay, OR 97420

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:01/10/1997
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:08/14/1997

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100132 D02 02/05/1997 03/08/1997 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 171017718Event: 11/13/1996Employee Injured In Explosion While Cutting Fuel Tank
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on November 13, 1996, Employee #1, a metals processing worker, and a coworker were using oxygen and propane gas to cut scrap metal into pieces. Employee #1 was cutting a fuel tank when and it exploded. He was wearing a face shield and hard hat, but he sustained damage to his eyes and a concussion. The coworker, who was cutting approximately 11 ft away, was not injured. The fuel tank contained no liquid fuel and Employee #1 believed it was free of flammable vapors. There was no fire with the explosion.
Keywords: eye, vapor, flammable vapors, propane torch, explosion, scrap metal, struck by, concussion, tank, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 124692294 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported

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