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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 127364990 - Cunningham Asphalt Company,Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4

Nr: 127364990Report ID: 0352440Open Date: 03/24/1996

Cunningham Asphalt Company,Inc.
1320 Cunningham Road
Severn, MD 21144
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3999/Manufacturing Industries, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P.O.Box 3698, Crofton, MD 21114

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/11/1996
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/10/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170833636Event: 03/24/1996Employee Burned In Heat Tank Explosion
Employee #1 was starting up a Hy-Way asphalt heat tank. The heat tank had mineral oil that ran through coils inside it, and a burner that heated the oil and thus kept the asphalt in liquid form. For some reason, the hot oil line ruptured, resulting in an explosion. Employee #1 was covered with flaming mineral oil and sustained second- and third-degree burns over 50 percent of his body.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, fire, oil line, rupture, explosion, hot asphalt, asphalt
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 127364990 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, production occupations

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