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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1254889.015 - Knik Construction Co., Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Alaska

Nr: 1254889.015Report ID: 1050210Open Date: 08/18/2017

Knik Construction Co., Inc
4th Avelagoon St
Kotzebue, AK 99752
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 6400 S. Airpark Placesuite 1, Anchorage, AK 99502

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:12/11/2017
Close Case:03/09/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1252934   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $9,000
Current Penalty $3,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19101200 H01 12/28/2017 02/15/2018 $3,200 $4,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 02001 Other AS 18.60.058 (A) 12/28/2017 01/25/2018 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 98345.015Event: 08/10/2017Worker Exposed To Chemical Flash Incurs Facial Burns
At 9:00 p.m. on August 10, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company , was assigned to fill up a tack truck with Cationic Emulsion. The wing nuts on the top of the truck were stuck, so Employee #1 used a hand-held propane torch to melt the product on the wing nuts. The heat ignited the emulsion vapors in a chemical flash that burned Employee #1's face. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated f or first degree burns to his face and second degree burns to his nose.
Keywords: burn, chemical, chemical vapor, construction, construction vehicle, face, flashback, material handling, nose, propane torch
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1254889.015 Hospitalized injury Equipment Operator: Heavy

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