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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125722967 - Northern Lights Mechanical Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 125722967Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 02/13/2001

Northern Lights Mechanical Inc
11226 Midway
Chico, CA 95927
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: Po Box 868, Everett, WA 98206

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/09/2001
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:09/13/2010
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361679970    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 8 1 3 12
Current Violations 7 1 4 12
Initial Penalty $129,600 $70,000 $0 $1,575 $0 $201,175
Current Penalty $64,275 $42,000 $0 $2,100 $0 $108,375
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1509 A 08/10/2001 08/15/2001 $525 $525 $0 11/28/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 1509 C 08/10/2001 08/27/2001 $0 $525 $0 11/28/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 5158 D03 08/10/2001 08/14/2001 $525 $525 $0 11/28/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Serious 5158 C01 A 08/10/2001 08/15/2001 $4,725 $16,200 $0 11/28/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 03001 Serious 5158 D02 08/10/2001 08/15/2001 $16,200 $16,200 $0 11/28/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 04001 Serious 5158 E01 D1 08/10/2001 08/20/2001 $3,650 $16,200 $0 11/28/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 05001 Serious 5158 E01 I 08/10/2001 08/20/2001 $3,650 $16,200 $0 11/28/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 06001 Serious 5158 E02 B 08/10/2001 08/20/2001 $3,650 $16,200 $0 11/28/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 07001 Serious 5168 B 08/10/2001 08/20/2001 $16,200 $16,200 $0 11/28/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 08001 Serious 5416 C 08/10/2001 08/20/2001 $16,200 $16,200 $0 11/28/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 09001 Other 5420 A02 08/10/2001 08/20/2001 $1,050 $16,200 $0 11/28/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 10001 Willful 5158 E01 C 08/10/2001 08/20/2001 $42,000 $70,000 $0 11/28/2001 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201171014Event: 02/13/2001Employee Died While Inside An Exploding Gas Tank
Employee #1, a laborer, was burned and died while inside a gas tank that exploded. His employer cleans gasoline tanks. Employee #1 was inside an above ground unleaded gasoline tank that was thirty three feet tall and eleven feet four inches in diameter. Employee #1 was helping to clean this tank. Suddenly, the tank exploded while Employee #1 was inside the tank. Employee #1 died from burns and fatal injuries from the explosion.
Keywords: burn, gas, explosion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125722967 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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