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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125701334 - Marko Zaninovich Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 125701334Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 09/01/2000

Marko Zaninovich Inc
31831 Pond Rd
Mcfarland, CA 93250
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5541/Gasoline Service Stations
Mailing: 3651 Pegasus Drive, Suite 119, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/19/2000
Close Case:03/23/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $45,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $45,000
Current Penalty $23,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $23,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5420 A02 12/22/2000 12/28/2000 $18,000 $22,500 $0 01/02/2001 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 02001 Serious 3210 B 12/22/2000 01/23/2001 $5,400 $22,500 $0 01/02/2001 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201082591Event: 06/26/2000Two Employees Injured When Wine Tank Explodes
At approximately 10:37 a.m. on June 26, 2000, Employees #1 and #2 were using a cutting torch to remove the bolts from a vent on the top of wine tank #407. The 44 ft tall tank contained a sherry-based wine product. The flame of the torch caused the vapors in the tank to explode and both workers sustained numerous injuries, including hip and leg fractures. The employer had directed Employees #1 and #2 to use a torch to remove the vent, but the tank had not been emptied, purged, or flushed, and there had been no testing for the presence of flammable vapors. No hazard information was provided to either worker.
Keywords: fracture, flammable vapors, work rules, storage tank, explosion, purging, chemical vapor, hip, cutting and burning, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125701334 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations
2 125701334 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations

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