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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1266339.015 - Gerdau Ameristeel Us, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 1266339.015Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 09/25/2017

Gerdau Ameristeel Us, Inc.
1500 West 3rd Streetnull
Wilton, IA 52778
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 331111/Iron and Steel Mills
Mailing: 1500 West 3rd Streetpo Box 1059, Wilton, IA 52778

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/26/2017
Emphasis: N:Lead, N:Pmetals, N:SilicaClose Case:06/08/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection1266438 Yes  
 Referral1267414 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $900 $0 $5,400
Current Penalty $2,250 $0 $0 $2,250 $0 $4,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 88.4 - CODE OF IOWA (2017) 11/27/2017 03/30/2018 $2,250 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Other 19100179 N03 IV 11/27/2017 01/16/2018 $2,250 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Other 19100179 N03 VI 11/27/2017 01/16/2018 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01002C Other 19100179 N04 II 11/27/2017 05/31/2018 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 5. 02001 Other 19040031 B03 11/27/2017 01/16/2018 $900 $900 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 99339.015Event: 09/20/2017Two Employees Burned When Loader Cab Catches Fire And Explod
At 10:30 p.m. on September 20, 2017, Employee #1 was moving material to control the inflow of water. The water entered the slag pit under the furnace and result ed in an explosion. The loader cab caught fire. Employee #1 and #2 were burned i n the explosion and hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, explosion, fire, furnace, loader, steam, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1266339.015 Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed
2 1266339.015 Hospitalized injury

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