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Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1338471.015 - Sssi Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Cnst

Nr: 1338471.015Report ID: 0552651Open Date: 08/14/2018

Sssi Inc
1300 Zug Island Road
Detroit, MI 48209
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 236220/Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Mailing: 2755a Park Avenue, Washington, PA 15301

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/11/2018
Emphasis: S:ConstructionClose Case:05/20/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint1370592   Yes
 Complaint1373688 Yes  
 Complaint1371720   Yes
 Complaint1370838 Yes  
 Referral1370792 Yes  
 Complaint1373668 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $4,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 408.40114(2)(A) 10/17/2018 10/25/2018 $0 $7,000 $0 11/29/2018 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 408.41967(1) 10/17/2018 10/25/2018 $4,200 $7,000 $0 11/29/2018 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 108537.015Event: 08/10/2018Six Employees Are Injured When Engulfed By Blast Furnace'S H
At 9:15 p.m. on August 10, 2018, during a Blast Furnace outage, Employees #1 through 6, Boilermakers, and several other coworkers, were removing the lower cone of a 38 foot, 1-1/4 inch diameter by 87 foot, 2-inch height Blast Furnace Flue Dust Catcher attached with a bolted flange. The Blast Furnace Flue Dust Catcher was reportedly clogging, as evidenced by hydro-jetting records for prior service, and before and during the blast furnace shut down. Three 10-ton air hoists were attached to the upper and lower cone flanges. As Employees #1 through 6 cut every other bolt around the flange, including the last bolt with a torch, three of the air hoists failed and then, the lower cone struck a scaffold in use by Employees #1 through 6 and also the second floor deck, which was located approximately eight feet below. The hot contents of the Blast Furnace, Flue Dust Catcher was released and engulfed Employees #1 through 6. The contents of the dust hazard was not reported; however, as a result of the incident, Employee #1 was hospitalized with serious inhalation burns to his lungs and face; Employee #2 was hospitalized with burns to his face and neck with dust inhalation exposure; Employee #3 was treated for contusions to the neck, head, and chest with dust inhalation exposure; Employee #4 was treated for contusions to the leg and knee with dust inhalation exposure, and Employees #5 and #6 were also treated for dust inhalation exposure.
Keywords: access/egress, accidental discharge, bolt, leg, knee, inhalation, head, face, dust, contusion, concussion, clogged, neck, chest, chemical vapor, chemical reaction, chemical burn, compressed gas, carbon monoxide, combust
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1338471.015 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Boilermakers
2 1338471.015 Non Hospitalized injury Other Carpenters
3 1338471.015 Non Hospitalized injury Other Carpenters
4 1338471.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Boilermakers
5 1338471.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Boilermakers
6 1338471.015 Non Hospitalized injury Other Boilermakers

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