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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1292350.015 - Thermal Control And Fabrication, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nashville

Nr: 1292350.015Report ID: 0420100Open Date: 01/23/2018

Thermal Control And Fabrication, Inc.
354 Hollinger Rd
Calvert City, KY 42029
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 336611/Ship Building and Repairing
Mailing: Po Box 567, Metropolis, IL 62960

Inspection Type:Prog Related
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/07/2018
Emphasis: L:XboatprgClose Case:03/18/2019
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $11,086 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,086
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,600 $0 $5,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19150073 D 07/17/2018 $1,500 $2,218 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19150074 C02 07/17/2018 07/23/2018 $1,500 $2,217 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 19150081 B01 IV C 07/17/2018 07/27/2018 $1,500 $2,217 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 19150158 B02 07/17/2018 07/23/2018 $0 $2,772 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005A Other 19150508 B01 07/17/2018 08/10/2018 $1,100 $1,662 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01005B Serious 19150508 B02 07/17/2018 08/10/2018 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 105642.015Event: 01/19/2018Three Employee Are Caught In Propane Tank Explosion And Suff
At 9:15 a.m. on January 19, 2018, three employees were taking a break in an upper engine room near an opening that was covered with plastic and they discovered that the atmosphere had been contaminated with oxygen and propylene fumes that had bled out from their cutting torch tanks into the vessels forward portable water tank. The employees had turned on two ventilation fans to remove what gas had bled out from the tanks and vented the space for over 90 minutes before resuming work. Three employees suffered internal injuries as well as burns when their tanks ruptured and exploded in a confined space. Two employees were hospitalized with the third employee treated and released.
Keywords: propane torch, propylene, burn, leak, explosion, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1292350.015 Hospitalized injury Concussion Insulation Workers

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