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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $38,228 $0 $0 $0 $0 $38,228
Current Penalty $32,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $32,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C04 I 05/12/2021 09/30/2021 $8,000 $9,557 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C07 III A 05/12/2021 09/30/2021 $8,000 $9,557 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100147 F02 I 05/12/2021 09/30/2021 $8,000 $9,557 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100147 F03 II D 05/12/2021 09/30/2021 $8,000 $9,557 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131165.015 Event: 11/13/2020Employee Is Killed In Steam Line Pressure Release
At 8:12 a.m. on November 13, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by an HV AC company, were repairing a steam piping system leak in the mechanical room of a medical care campus building. The employees did not utilize a lockout and/or tagout device. Following the repair, as the steam line was being re-energized, a threaded drip cap at the bottom of the vertical steam pipe riser apparently fa iled. The room immediately filled with pressurized steam. The interior door wa s in the closed position, and the employees were unable to exit the room. Emplo yee #1 was killed.
Keywords: boiler, burn, construction, enclosed space, energized, equipment failure, explosion, hvac, lockout/tagout, obstructed egress, pressure release, repair, respiratory, steam line, untrained
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1502860.015 Fatality

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