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Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

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Inspection: 1464642.015 - Great Lakes Tank & Vessel Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland

Nr: 1464642.015Report ID: 0522300Open Date: 02/21/2020

Great Lakes Tank & Vessel Llc
8101 Union Ave
Cleveland, OH 44105
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 562998/All Other Miscellaneous Waste Management Services
Mailing: P.O. Box 111, Mentor, OH 44061

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:08/11/2020
Emphasis: N:SvepClose Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1545640    
Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 11 17
Current Violations 6 11 17
Initial Penalty $80,964 $1,484,307 $0 $0 $0 $1,565,271
Current Penalty $80,964 $1,484,307 $0 $0 $0 $1,565,271
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100134 D02 I B 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 09/03/2020 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100134 E01 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 09/03/2020 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19100134 G02 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 09/03/2020 -
  4. 01004 Serious 19100146 D05 II 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 09/03/2020 -
  5. 01005 Serious 19100146 D09 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 09/03/2020 -
  6. 01006 Serious 19101200 F06 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 09/03/2020 -
  7. 02001 Willful 19100132 D01 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $134,937 $134,937 $0 09/03/2020 -
  8. 02002 Willful 19100132 D01 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $134,937 $134,937 $0 09/03/2020 -
  9. 02003 Willful 19100132 D01 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $134,937 $134,937 $0 09/03/2020 -
  10. 02004A Willful 19100146 D03 IV 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $134,937 $134,937 $0 09/03/2020 -
  11. 02004B Willful 19100146 D04 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  12. 02004C Willful 19100146 D05 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  13. 02004D Willful 19100146 E01 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  14. 02004E Willful 19100146 K03 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  15. 02005A Willful 19100146 D03 IV 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $134,937 $134,937 $0 09/03/2020 -
  16. 02005B Willful 19100146 D04 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  17. 02005C Willful 19100146 D05 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  18. 02005D Willful 19100146 E01 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  19. 02005E Willful 19100146 K03 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  20. 02006A Willful 19100146 D03 IV 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $134,937 $134,937 $0 09/03/2020 -
  21. 02006B Willful 19100146 D04 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  22. 02006C Willful 19100146 D05 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  23. 02006D Willful 19100146 E01 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  24. 02006E Willful 19100146 K03 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  25. 02007A Willful 19100146 D03 IV 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $134,937 $134,937 $0 09/03/2020 -
  26. 02007B Willful 19100146 D04 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  27. 02007C Willful 19100146 D05 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  28. 02007D Willful 19100146 E01 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  29. 02007E Willful 19100146 K03 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  30. 02008A Willful 19100146 D03 IV 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $134,937 $134,937 $0 09/03/2020 -
  31. 02008B Willful 19100146 D04 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  32. 02008C Willful 19100146 D05 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  33. 02008D Willful 19100146 E01 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  34. 02008E Willful 19100146 K03 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  35. 02009A Willful 19100146 D03 IV 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $134,937 $134,937 $0 09/03/2020 -
  36. 02009B Willful 19100146 D04 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  37. 02009C Willful 19100146 D05 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  38. 02009D Willful 19100146 E01 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  39. 02009E Willful 19100146 K03 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  40. 02010A Willful 19100146 D03 IV 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $134,937 $134,937 $0 09/03/2020 -
  41. 02010B Willful 19100146 D04 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  42. 02010C Willful 19100146 D05 I 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  43. 02010D Willful 19100146 E01 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  44. 02010E Willful 19100146 K03 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -
  45. 02011A Willful 19100146 G01 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $134,937 $134,937 $0 09/03/2020 -
  46. 02011B Willful 19101200 H01 08/13/2020 08/25/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 124207.015Event: 02/20/2020Two Employees Are Killed By Asphyxiation In Tank Confined Sp
At 12:30 p.m. on February 20, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a structural steel fabricator and erector company, was entering a tank to clean it. The tank had a combination of Ecocure II and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) residues and had been purged with nitrogen. Employee #1 entered the permit required confined space that contained the residual chemicals and nitrogen to perform the cleaning operations. She was overcome by the oxygen deficient atmosphere. Employee #2, employed by a chemical distribution company, entered the tank to make a rescue attempt for Employee #1. He was also overcome from the oxygen deficient atmosphere. Both employees were killed by asphyxiation.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, confined space, mek, nitrogen, cleaning, asphyxiated, purging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1464642.015 Fatality Asphyxia Vehicle washers and equipment cleaners
2 1464642.015 Fatality Asphyxia Truck drivers, heavy

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