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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1274231.015 - Tri State Utilities

Inspection Information - Office: Columbia

Nr: 1274231.015Report ID: 0418500Open Date: 10/31/2017

Tri State Utilities
Offier'S Housing Areapershing Road, Fort Jackson
Columbia, SC 29207
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 2111 Smith Avenuenull, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/31/2017
Emphasis: L:FedconstClose Case:04/24/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1278472 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $9,054 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,054
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $9,054 $0 $9,054
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19261204 B 03/20/2018 04/13/2018 $9,054 $9,054 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 100359.015Event: 10/25/2017Employee Is Sprayed By Boiling Water And Extensively Burned
At 6:00 p.m. on October 25, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a utilities company, was engaged in sewer line work at a military housing area. He was installing a lining to waterproof an existing sewer pipe. The installation involved the use of boiling water in the liner. When the water did not drain properly, Employee #1 reentered the manhole and used a Sawzall reciprocating saw to cut the pipe li ner. The scalding water sprayed upward at high pressure, striking Employee #1 a nd burning his upper body and legs. His face was protected, because he was wear ing a full face respirator when he entered the manhole's confined space. Emerge ncy services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He w as admitted and treated for second degree burns over 40 percent of his body.
Keywords: burn, confined space, construction, hot water, pipe, ppe, pressure release, saw, sewer, torso
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1274231.015 Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c.

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