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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $15,500 $70,000 $0 $0 $0 $85,500
Current Penalty $11,625 $15,000 $0 $0 $0 $26,625
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100252 A02 VIC 08/14/1997 08/14/1997 $5,250 $7,000 $0 08/18/1997 Y - State Decision
  2. 01001B Serious 19100252 A03 I 08/14/1997 08/14/1997 $0 $0 $0 08/18/1997 Y - State Decision
Deleted 3. 01001C Serious 19100252 A03 II 08/14/1997 08/14/1997 $0 $0 $0 08/18/1997 Y - State Decision
  4. 01002A Serious 19100252 A02 XIIIC 08/14/1997 08/14/1997 $5,250 $7,000 $0 08/18/1997 Y - State Decision
  5. 01002B Serious 19100252 A02 XIVA 08/14/1997 08/14/1997 $0 $0 $0 08/18/1997 Y - State Decision
  6. 01003 Serious 19101200 H 08/14/1997 09/08/1997 $1,125 $1,500 $0 08/18/1997 Y - State Decision
  7. 02001 Willful 510001 A 08/14/1997 09/08/1997 $15,000 $70,000 $0 08/18/1997 Y - State Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 950428 Event: 02/18/1997One Employee Killed, One Injured In Fuel Tank Explosion
Employees #1 and #2 were dismantling a 10 ft by 17 1/2 ft gasoline storage tank using acetylene cutting torches when the tank exploded. Shrapnel from the tank decapitated Employee #1 and seriously injured his coworker. Employee #2 is currently at the University of Virginia Burn Center, and is not expected to survive. The tank had not been vented or purged, nor had the level been checked.
Keywords: acetylene torch, dismantling, work rules, construction, storage tank, explosion, struck by, flying object, decapitated, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125469817 Fatality Amputation Welders and cutters
2 125469817 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Welders and cutters

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