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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1330880.015 - Aaron Equipment Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Aurora

Nr: 1330880.015Report ID: 0521400Open Date: 07/16/2018

Aaron Equipment Company, Inc.
735 E. Green Street
Bensenville, IL 60106
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 423830/Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 735 E. Green Street, Bensenville, IL 60106

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:07/16/2018
Close Case:03/06/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1358863 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $6,467 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,467
Current Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100132 D01 I 10/02/2018 11/06/2019 $3,500 $6,467 $0 10/26/2018 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 107435.015Event: 07/13/2018Two Employees Are Injured In Explosion
At 2:00 p.m. on July 13, 2018, two employees were removing metal components on the outside of a piece of used process equipment called a centrifuge in order to replace the parts on a second centrifuge intended for resale. Employee #1 was having some trouble with the torch equipment and Employee #2 came to assist him with relighting it. Once the torch was relit, Employee #1 went back to work and an explosion occurred, catching both employees. Employees #1 and 2 were taken Loyola Burn ICU, Employee #1 was admitted where Employee #2 was released after treatment.
Keywords: torch, burn, explosion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1330880.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinists

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