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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1342021.015 - Techemet, Lp

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 1342021.015Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 08/25/2018

Techemet, Lp
6025 Genoa Red Bluffnull
Pasadena, TX 77507
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 6025 Genoa Red Bluffnull, Pasadena, TX 77507

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/27/2018
Close Case:09/26/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $69,846 $0 $0 $0 $0 $69,846
Current Penalty $34,923 $0 $0 $0 $0 $34,923
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100147 C04 II B 01/22/2019 04/11/2019 $11,641 $11,641 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100147 C04 II C 01/22/2019 04/11/2019 $0 $11,641 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01001C Serious 19100147 C04 II D 01/22/2019 03/11/2019 $0 $11,641 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01005 Serious 19100212 A03 II 01/22/2019 09/11/2019 $11,641 $11,641 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01006 Serious 19100333 A 01/22/2019 04/11/2019 $11,641 $11,641 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006B Serious 19100147 D02 01/22/2019 04/11/2019 $0 $11,641 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 108625.015Event: 08/25/2018Employee Is Shocked From Residual Electric Amperage Within F
At 12:45 p.m. on August 25, 2018, an employee was preparing the # 3 furnace for tapping of slag and was using a steel pry bar inserted into access holes at the top of the furnace to move any material. The power supply is turned off; howev er, there is some residual amperage in the furnace electrodes and the employee w as observed through the surveillance video suddenly collapsing backwards with hi s arms and legs continuing to move as he slid down the stairs on his back. The Medical Examiners findings described skin burns on the employees hands as evid ence of electrocution. Two coworkers attempted CPR and used an AED to revive th e employee; however, the employee was pronounced dead after arrival at the Baysh ore Regional Hospital.
Keywords: burn, cpr, electrocuted, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1342021.015 Fatality Furnace, kiln and oven operators

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