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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 127420065 - Phoenix Tank Services

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 127420065Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 11/02/2001

Phoenix Tank Services
182 S County Rd 900 E
Avon, IN 46123
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: Municipal Water Tower, Franceville, IN 47946

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/24/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/09/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362663395    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $20,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $20,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100146 C01 03/20/2002 05/30/2002 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100146 C02 03/20/2002 05/30/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002 Other 19100146 D03 03/20/2002 05/30/2002 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003A Other 19100146 D04 I 03/20/2002 04/15/2002 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003B Serious 19100146 D04 II 03/20/2002 04/15/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01003C Serious 19100146 D04 III 03/20/2002 04/15/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01003D Serious 19100146 D04 IV 03/20/2002 06/15/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01003E Serious 19100146 D04 V 03/20/2002 04/15/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01003F Serious 19100146 D04 VII 03/20/2002 05/30/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 01004A Other 19100146 D05 I 03/20/2002 05/30/2002 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 01004B Serious 19100146 D06 03/20/2002 05/30/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  12. 01004C Serious 19100146 D08 03/20/2002 05/30/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  13. 01004D Serious 19100146 D09 03/20/2002 06/15/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  14. 01004E Serious 19100146 D10 03/20/2002 05/30/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  15. 01004F Serious 19100146 D13 03/20/2002 04/15/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  16. 01004G Serious 19100146 D14 03/20/2002 05/30/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200994903Event: 02/01/2002Employee Receives Chemical Burn From Fall Into Water Tank
Employee #1 was operating a high pressure power washer inside of a water tower. Employee #1 attempted to exit the tower using a rope ladder. Employee #1 fell from either the ladder or from the top of the tank. The height from the top of the tank to the bottom is 30 ft. Employee #1 was exposed to granular chlorine and received chemical burns. He was trapped inside of the water tower for several hours before he was rescued. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: water tower, ladder, chlorine, high pressure, chemical burn, fall, water tank, chemical, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 127420065 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Laborers, except construction

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