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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 124786963 - Rusty Wimmers 4x4 Specialties Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Or Medford

Nr: 124786963Report ID: 1054116Open Date: 05/10/1994

Rusty Wimmers 4x4 Specialties Inc
2294 Sage Rd
Medford, OR 97501
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7538/General Automotive Repair Shops

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/07/1994
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/12/1994

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $3,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,750
Current Penalty $1,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100253 A03 07/13/1994 05/10/1994 $900 $1,250 $0 07/26/1994 L - State Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 702029003 C 07/13/1994 07/18/1994 $0 $1,250 $0 07/26/1994 L - State Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100253 A04 07/13/1994 07/20/1994 $0 $1,250 $0 07/26/1994 L - State Settlement
  4. 02004A Serious 702029003 C 07/13/1994 07/16/1994 $1,000 $0 $0 A - Amendment
  5. 02004B Serious 19100253 A04 07/13/1994 07/16/1994 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 710863Event: 05/10/1994Employee Burned As Oxygen Regulator Explodes
Employee #1 was preparing to use an oxygen-acetylene cutting torch to cut apart a u-joint. Evidence indicates that he first opened the valve on the acetylene bottle and then opened the valve on the oxygen bottle. As soon as the valve on the oxygen bottle was opened, a detonation occurred in the oxygen regulator. Employee #1 was immediately engulfed in a fireball, causing 2nd- to 3rd-degree burns to 50 percent of his body. He was flown by Life Flight to Emanual Burn Center in Portland.
Keywords: burn, oxygen, regulator valve, acetylene, work rules, fire, torch, explosion, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 124786963 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Automobile mechanics

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