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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1340635.015 - Liberty Casting Company, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Columbus

Nr: 1340635.015Report ID: 0522500Open Date: 08/22/2018

Liberty Casting Company, Llc
550 Liberty Roadnull
Delaware, OH 43015
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 331511/Iron Foundries
Mailing: 550 Liberty Roadnull, Delaware, OH 43015

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/24/2018
Emphasis: N:PmetalsClose Case:03/08/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1373463    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $73,177 $0 $0 $0 $0 $73,177
Current Penalty $38,418 $0 $0 $0 $0 $38,418
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 11/07/2018 01/04/2019 $12,806 $12,806 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100132 A 11/07/2018 01/04/2019 $12,806 $12,806 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100132 D01 I 11/07/2018 01/04/2019 $0 $12,806 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004A Serious 19100133 A01 11/07/2018 01/04/2019 $12,806 $12,806 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004B Serious 19100136 A 11/07/2018 01/04/2019 $0 $9,147 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01004C Serious 19100138 A 11/07/2018 01/04/2019 $0 $12,806 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02001 Other 19101200 G01 11/07/2018 01/04/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 108482.015Event: 08/21/2018Five Employees Sustain Burns From Molten Metal
At 10:00 p.m. on August 21, 2018, Employees #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5 were working in the melt department during a furnace tap from furnace #3 into a tundish ladle . When the pour was completed from furnace #3 into the ladle, there was a reacti on of the molten gray iron with moisture in the recently repaired/lined tundish ladle. Molten metal was violently ejected out of the top of the tundish ladle, t raveling nearly 50 feet. All five employees sustained first, second and third de gree burns on their bodies. Four of the five employees were hospitalized for tre atment. There were also unintentional fires in the area that were secondary to t he accident.
Keywords: burn, chemical reaction, ejected, fire, furnace, ladle, molten metal
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1340635.015 Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
2 1340635.015 Hospitalized injury Furnace, kiln and oven operators
3 1340635.015 Non Hospitalized injury Crane Operator
4 1340635.015 Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
5 1340635.015 Hospitalized injury Supervisors, production occupations

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