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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1345599.015 - University Of Northern Iowa (Uni)

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 1345599.015Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 09/11/2018

University Of Northern Iowa (Uni)
2003 Campus Streetnull
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 611310/ Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
Mailing: 3219 Hudson Roadnull, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/11/2018
Close Case:12/19/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $22,726 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22,726
Current Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 88.4 - CODE OF IOWA (2017) 11/01/2018 01/22/2019 $4,000 $6,929 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100147 C04 II B 11/01/2018 01/22/2019 $4,000 $6,929 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100147 C04 II C 11/01/2018 01/22/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19100303 G02 I 11/01/2018 $3,000 $4,434 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19100305 B02 I 11/01/2018 $3,000 $4,434 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 109079.015Event: 09/10/2018Employee Is Killed While Working In Steam Tunnel
Employee #1 was working in steam tunnel T-7 and was opening valves to drain wate r from steam system while coworkers were traveling to the wellness/recreation ce nter to open the valve to energize the system. The coworkers opened the valve a nd the system energized faster than normal. The employee reported that he could hear water hammering in the steam line and a steam leak was reported in the fie ld west of the towers dorm. The coworkers closed off the system and went to th e leak location. The employee stopped responding to radio calls and Emergency S ervices responded. They discovered the employee had been engulfed in steam and was unable to get out. The employee was killed.
Keywords: leak, steam, steam line
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1345599.015 Fatality Machinery maintenance occupations

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