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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1343068.015 - Ringrose Transportation Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4

Nr: 1343068.015Report ID: 0352440Open Date: 08/30/2018

Ringrose Transportation Inc.
10104 Mapleville Roadc William Hetzer Inc Asphalt
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 484110/ General Freight Trucking, Local
Mailing: 1535 Cottage Lane, Towson, MD 21286

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/24/2018
Close Case:11/27/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $1,650 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,650
Current Penalty $743 $0 $0 $0 $0 $743
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100133 A01 10/11/2018 $338 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19101200 E01 10/11/2018 11/15/2018 $405 $900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19100132 D02 10/11/2018 10/19/2018 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 109384.015Event: 08/30/2018Employee Sustains Second Degree Burns When Sprayed In The Fa
At 9:00 a.m. on August 30, 2018, Employee #1 was unloading his tanker truck that was filled with heated liquid asphalt, into storage tanks at an asphalt manufacturing facility. The employee backed his tanker truck up to the plant storage tanks. He put on all of his necessary PPE (flame-resistant long sleeve shirt, thick rubber gloves, eye protection, and a helmet with a plastic full facial shield), and notified the plant foreman that he had arrived to unload his tanker. The employee then vented his truck by opening the lid located on top of the tanker to help with the suctioning of the material. As he hooked up the discharge hose for the product, the employee opened his rear discharge valve and the plant foreman began to turn on the plants pump to suction out all of the heated liquid asphalt. It was noted that the heated liquid asphalt was approximately 325 degrees Fahrenheit. The line began shaking, and seemed to be clogged or the load was empty. The employee decided to take off the rear discharge hose from his tanker. The line was still pressurized and burst off the rear discharge connection and sprayed Employee #1 in the face with the heated liquid asphalt. The plant foreman heard the employee screaming and came to his aid. The plant foreman then shut off the pump for the plant and ensured that the employee was brought to a safe location. Emergency services were then called. Employee #1 sustained second degree burns to his face, neck, and upper chest. He was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: struck by, chest, hot asphalt, neck, face, burn
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1343068.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy

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