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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $420 $0 $0 $0 $0 $420
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260352 B 12/14/1984 12/17/1984 $420 $420 $0 02/02/1985 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14539142 Event: 10/25/1984Ignited Vapors From Drum While Cutting Brackets; Exploded
ON OCTOBER 25, 1984, AT APPROXIMATELY 1:40 PM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A WELDING/CUTTING TORCH TO CUT BRACKETS LOOSE FROM A TRAILER FRAMEWORK. THE TRAILER WAS USED TO SPRAY CONCRETE CURING COMPOUND. A 55 GALLON GALLON DRUM WAS MOUNTED ON THE TRAILER ADJACENT TO ONE OF THE BRACKETS. THE TORCH APPARNTLEY IGNITED FUMES FROM THE DRUM, CAUSING AN EXPLOSION AND SUSEQUENT FIRE. EMPLOYEE #2, ALTHOUGH SUSTAINING NO VISIBLE INJURIES WHEN HE WAS THROWN BACKWARDS BY THE EXPLOSION, WAS HOSPITALIZED. EMPLOYEES #3 AND #4 SUSTAINED BURNS AND WERE HOSPITALIZED.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, drum, construction, torch, explosion, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 14787758 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Surveying and mapping technicians
2 14787758 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Surveying and mapping technicians
3 14787758 Hospitalized injury Other Truck drivers, light
4 14787758 Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Heavy equipment mechanics

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