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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $550 $0 $550
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $550 $0 $550
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(A)(4) 09/20/2019 $275 $275 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01002 Other 3395(I) 09/20/2019 $275 $275 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 115724.015 Event: 03/20/2019Employee Is Injured When Struck By Pressurized Pipe Cap
At 5:00 p.m. on March 20, 2019, Employee #1 was using an angel grinder to cut a 14-inch PVC pipe cap off a riser pipe. The pipe was pressurized to 40 PSI. As the employee cut the cap, pressurized air was released, and the cap exploded off the riser. The cap struck the employee. The employee was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for fractures to his right arm and jaw.
Keywords: air pressure, arm, compressed air, construction, cutting, explosion, fracture, grinder, jaw, pipe, pressure release, struck by, untrained
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1395700.015 Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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