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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1284443.015 - Union Tank Car Company

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah

Nr: 1284443.015Report ID: 0418400Open Date: 12/15/2017

Union Tank Car Company
400 South Blanchard Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 332420/Metal Tank (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing
Mailing: 400 South Blanchard Street, Valdosta, GA 31601

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:12/20/2017
Close Case:01/17/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $30,489 $0 $0 $0 $0 $30,489
Current Penalty $20,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $20,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100146 C04 04/30/2018 05/24/2018 $12,000 $10,163 $0 05/22/2018 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100146 C02 04/30/2018 05/24/2018 $0 $10,163 $0 05/22/2018 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100146 J06 04/30/2018 05/24/2018 $8,000 $10,163 $0 05/22/2018 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 101665.015Event: 12/15/2017Employee Collapses In Oxygen Deprived Tanker Car And Is Kill
At 9:00 a.m. on December 15, 2017, an employee was cleaning the excess oil from the bottom of a tanker rail car following a previous application of oil to prevent corrosion. The employee collapsed due to a 98% atmosphere of nitrogen being present inside the tank car. The employee was killed due to asphyxiation.
Keywords: railroad tank car, tank cleaning, nitrogen, asphyxiated
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1284443.015 Fatality Asphyxia

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