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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3 6
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $30,453 $0 $0 $2,442 $0 $32,895
Current Penalty $16,000 $0 $0 $500 $0 $16,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100106 B06 06/10/2022 06/23/2022 $8,000 $10,151 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100177 G06 06/10/2022 $10,151 $10,151 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100177 G11 06/10/2022 06/23/2022 $8,000 $10,151 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02001 Other 19100177 C01 06/10/2022 07/29/2022 $250 $814 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02002 Other 19101200 G08 06/10/2022 $250 $814 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 6. 02003 Other 19101200 H01 06/10/2022 $814 $814 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 142083.015 Event: 12/18/2021One Employee Is Killed, Another Is Injured From Explosion
At 8:00 p.m. on December 18, 2021, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were changing the right rear trailer tires on a Dragon Water tanker trailer (VIN #: 1URST42238206 8551) attached to Peterbilt truck (VIN#: 1XP-5D68X-X-TD373380). Employee #1, a w ater haul driver, and Employee #2, the shop supervisor, utilized flammable liqui ds, which were sprayed into the tire and ignited to seat the bead of the tire on to the single piece rim wheel. Vapors from the tanker, which had hauled approxi mately 40% methanol/60% water, were ignited by the flames and flashed back to th e tanker, causing a pressure explosion. The ignition of vapors, which flashed ba ck into a tanker trailer caused the tanker rear most top hatch and rear facing h atch to explode off with an ensuing fireball. Employee #1 was killed and Employe e #2 sustained severe burns to the face and hands and was hospitalized for treat ment.
Keywords: burn, explosion, face, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, flashback, hand, tire, tire bead, tire rim, trailer
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1569506.015 Hospitalized injury Automobile mechanics
2 1569506.015 Fatality Truck drivers, heavy

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