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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 8 12
Current Violations 3 8 11
Initial Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $3,550 $0 $12,550
Current Penalty $4,250 $0 $0 $2,000 $0 $6,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 1509 A 10/09/1998 10/22/1998 $0 $300 $0 11/20/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 1740 C 10/09/1998 10/22/1998 $250 $375 $0 11/20/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 23400001 10/09/1998 10/22/1998 $250 $625 $0 11/20/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 3583 B 10/09/1998 10/22/1998 $250 $375 $0 11/20/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Other 5158 C01 10/09/1998 10/22/1998 $250 $375 $0 11/20/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006 Other 5158 E01 B 10/09/1998 10/22/1998 $250 $625 $0 11/20/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01007 Other 5158 C02 10/09/1998 10/22/1998 $250 $500 $0 11/20/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 01008 Other 5194 B01 10/09/1998 10/22/1998 $250 $375 $0 11/20/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 02001 Serious 5158 D03 10/09/1998 10/22/1998 $625 $3,000 $0 11/20/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 03001 Other 5158 E01 E 10/09/1998 10/22/1998 $250 $1,500 $0 11/20/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 04001 Serious 5158 E01 D 10/09/1998 10/22/1998 $625 $1,500 $0 11/20/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 05001 Serious 5158 E01 F 10/09/1998 10/22/1998 $3,000 $3,000 $0 11/20/1998 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201051430 Event: 08/12/1998Employee Dies After Third Degree Burns In Industrial Fire
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on August 12, 1998, Employee #1 was painting the inside of a dipping tank with a liquid resin coating, which produces flammable vapors with a vapor density 2.5 to 4.1 times greater than air, and a lower explosive limit (LEL) of 1.0. Inadequate ventilation was provided by a single fan to reduce the vapor level below the LEL inside the tank. The tank had 54-in. walls and could be only entered and exited through the top. No monitoring was performed to ensure that the LEL had not been exceeded. Approximately 34 in. south of the dipping tank in which Employee #1 was working, a coworker began cutting metal from the outside of another tank using an abrasive wheel. This cutting of metal provided the nearby pool of flammable vapor with a source of ignition. Employee #1 was caught in the burning vapor, and exited the tank using a 5-gallon thinner can as a step. Employee #1 sustained third-degree burns over 90 percent to 100 percent of his body. He died the next day.
Keywords: burn, vapor, ventilation, fire, explosion, chemical burn, abrasive wheel, chemical, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126173103 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers

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