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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,375 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,375
Current Penalty $550 $0 $0 $0 $0 $550
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100146 C08 03/12/1996 03/15/1996 $550 $1,375 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170570048 Event: 12/28/1995Employee Dies Of Asphyxia In Lp Gas Tank
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on December 28, 1995, Employee #1 entered a 30,000 gallon LP gas tank to change out a valve. He had instructed a crane to remove the entry manhole that morning and, although he was not expected to enter the tank until December 30, he changed his mind and decided to enter the tanks that afternoon. Employee #1 was not wearing any personal protection or retrieval equipment when the crane lowered him into opening. Once in the tank, Employee #1 stepped out of the crane sling and began to work on the valve. He looked up at the standby man, then fell back into the tank. EMS personnel could not retrieve him. He was rescued by paramedics from the fire department and transported to the hospital, where he died. The air was not tested prior to Employee #1 entering the tank, and ventilation had not begun. This was a contract job at another company's site.
Keywords: maintenance, asphyxiated, ventilation, confined space, ppe, work rules, toxic atmosphere, lp gas, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126481647 Fatality Asphyxia Construction trades, n.e.c.

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