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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 14929525 - Johnson Brothers Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Nevada Las Vegas

Nr: 14929525Report ID: 0953220Open Date: 05/15/1984

Johnson Brothers Corporation
1021 E St Louis
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: Po Box 43811, Las Vegas, NV 89116

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:05/16/1984
Close Case:06/04/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360591630    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $240 $0 $0 $0 $0 $240
Current Penalty $240 $0 $0 $0 $0 $240
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260021 B06 I 05/17/1984 05/25/1984 $240 $240 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19260650 I 05/17/1984 05/18/1984 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14451330Event: 05/14/1984Gas Explosion Caused By Lighting Cigarette In Pipeline
AT 9:30 AM ON MAY, 14, 1984, DURING A TRENCHING OPERATION FOR INSTALLATION OF A FLOOD CONTROL PIPELINE, TWO EMPLOYEES ENTERED A RECENTLY LAID 45 INCH DIAMETER PIPE TO TAKE A CIGARETTE BREAK. UNKNOWN TO THE EMPLOYEES, THERE HAD BEEN A NATURAL GAS LEAK SEVERAL BLOCKS AWAY AND GAS HAD SETTLED INTO THE PIPELINE. LIGHTING OF A CIGARETTE PROVIDED AN IGNITION SOURCE. THE RESULTING EXPLOSION BURNED BOTH MEN ON THE ARMS, HANDS, FACE, NECK AND CHEST. THE BURNS WERE 3RD DEGREE.
Keywords: burn, construction, natural gas, explosion, pipeline, smoking, neck, arm, face, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 14929525 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 14929525 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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