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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $1,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,400
Current Penalty $1,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100106 B06 02/17/1999 02/23/1999 $1,400 $1,400 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100252 A01 02/17/1999 02/23/1999 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01001C Serious 19100252 A02 XIII 02/17/1999 04/05/1999 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02001 Other 19100178 L 02/17/1999 04/05/1999 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 171057136 Event: 11/16/1998Employee Burned When Spilled Gasoline Ignites
Employee #1, a technician, was installing an internal fuel pump in a 1990 Astro van fuel tank. The van was on an elevated lift to facilitate removal of the fuel tank. During the process of disconnecting the fuel lines, gasoline and gasoline vapors were released onto Employee #1's clothing and the shop's floor. At the same time in the next stall, a subcontractor hired to remove an in-ground car lift system lit an open-flame welding torch to cut off a cylinder. The gasoline vapors and raw fuel ignited, and both Employee #1 and the van caught on fire. Employee #1 sustained second-degree burns over 80 percent of his body. The gasoline tank had not been purged of fuel before it was removed.
Keywords: burn, open flame, automotive repair, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, welding, spill, gasoline
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126796044 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Automobile mechanics

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