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Inspection: 124728437 - Space Age Fuels Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Or Health 1-Portland

Nr: 124728437Report ID: 1054191Open Date: 08/28/1996

Space Age Fuels Inc
1011 N Main
Gresham, OR 97030
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5541/Gasoline Service Stations
Mailing: Po Box 607, Gresham, OR 97030

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/11/1996
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:10/23/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral902705177   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 4 1 5
Initial Penalty $8,000 $0 $0 $250 $0 $8,250
Current Penalty $8,000 $0 $0 $250 $0 $8,250
FTA Amount $100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $100

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100146 C01 11/19/1996 11/22/1996 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100146 C02 11/19/1996 11/22/1996 $0 $0 $100 L - State Settlement
  3. 01001C Serious 19100146 C04 11/19/1996 11/22/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01002A Serious 19100146 G01 11/19/1996 11/22/1996 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -
  5. 01002B Serious 19100146 G02 11/19/1996 11/22/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 01003 Serious 19100106 E06 I 11/19/1996 11/22/1996 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -
  7. 01004 Serious 19101200 E01 11/19/1996 11/22/1996 $500 $500 $0 -
  8. 02005 Other 7010052 11/19/1996 11/22/1996 $250 $250 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170804983Event: 08/21/1996Employee Burned In Explosion When Gas Fumes Ignite
Employee #1 and a coworker, both maintenance mechanics, were working in a 30 in. by 36 in. manhole at a Space Age Fuel gas station in Gresham, OR. Employee #1 was trying to change a fuel pump, while the coworker watched from outside the manhole. Employee #1 was using an Allen wrench to loosen the bolts on the fuel pump lead when he apparently created a spark that ignited the gas fumes in the manhole, causing an explosion. Employee #1 suffered burns to his face, hands, arms, and legs. He was transported to Emanuel Hospital for treatment.
Keywords: burn, wrench, maintenance, vapor, flammable vapors, explosion, spark, chemical vapor, face, manhole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 124728437 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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