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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 15077217 - Coast Metal Works Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Or Medford

Nr: 15077217Report ID: 1054116Open Date: 04/03/1984

Coast Metal Works Inc
2710 Woodland Dr
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7692/Welding Repair

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/10/1984
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/24/1984

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $270 $0 $0 $0 $0 $270
Current Penalty $270 $0 $0 $0 $0 $270
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 717000215 A 05/11/1984 04/03/1984 $270 $270 $0 05/23/1984 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14569222Event: 04/02/1984Fuel Tank Exploded While Being Welded
ON APRIL 2, 1984, A FUEL TRAILER BELONGING TO RON'S OIL IN BANDON, OREGON WAS BROUGHT TO COAST METAL WORKS FOR REPAIRS ON A LEAK IN THE FUEL DISCHARGE LINE. EMPLOYEE #1, AN EMPLOYEE FOR COAST METALWORKS, WENT OUT AND CLOSED THE MAIN VALVES ON THE BOTTOM OF THE TANK AND DRAINED THE DISCHARGE LINE. HE THEN PULLED THE TRAILER INTO THE SHOP AND PROCEEDED TO WELD A PATCH ON THE THE PIPE WHERE THE LEAK WAS. THE ARC WELDER IGNITED THE FUMES IN THE PIPE AND TANK CAUSING THE TANK TO EXPLODE. THE EXPLOSION BLEW THE PIPES OFF OF THE BOTTOM OF THE TANK. THE PIPES STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE ABDOMEN, CAUSING INTERNAL INJURIES TO HIS RIGHT SIDE.
Keywords: abdomen, flammable vapors, welding, explosion, fuel oil, pipe, struck by, trailer, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 15077217 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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