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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1667450 - Mobile Tank Car Services

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland

Nr: 1667450Report ID: 0522300Open Date: 08/16/1984

Mobile Tank Car Services
3610 Brookside Park Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4741/Rental of Railroad Cars

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:08/31/1984
Close Case:06/27/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360542047    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 1 3
Current Violations 1 1 1 3
Initial Penalty $640 $9,000 $320 $0 $0 $9,960
Current Penalty $100 $2,600 $0 $0 $0 $2,700
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100151 C 12/11/1984 12/10/1984 $100 $640 $0 01/10/1985 R - Review Commission
  2. 02001A Willful 5A0001 12/11/1984 12/18/1984 $2,600 $9,000 $0 01/10/1985 R - Review Commission
  3. 02001B Willful 19100106 E06 I 12/11/1984 12/18/1984 $0 $0 $0 01/10/1985 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001C Willful 19100134 B01 12/11/1984 12/26/1984 $0 $0 $0 01/10/1985 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02001D Willful 19100134 B02 12/11/1984 12/26/1984 $0 $0 $0 01/10/1985 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 02001E Willful 19100134 B06 12/11/1984 12/18/1984 $0 $0 $0 01/10/1985 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 02001F Willful 19100134 B08 12/11/1984 12/18/1984 $0 $0 $0 01/10/1985 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 02001G Willful 19100134 B11 12/11/1984 12/26/1984 $0 $0 $0 01/10/1985 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 02001H Willful 19100134 E03 I 12/11/1984 12/18/1984 $0 $0 $0 01/10/1985 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 02001I Willful 19100134 E03 III 12/11/1984 12/18/1984 $0 $0 $0 01/10/1985 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 02001J Willful 19100134 E04 12/11/1984 12/18/1984 $0 $0 $0 01/10/1985 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 02001K Willful 19100134 E05 I 12/11/1984 12/18/1984 $0 $0 $0 01/10/1985 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 02001L Willful 19100307 B 12/11/1984 12/14/1984 $0 $0 $0 01/10/1985 F - Formal Settlement
  14. 03001 Repeat 19100151 B 12/11/1984 12/26/1984 $0 $320 $0 01/10/1985 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 570341Event: 08/15/1984Explosion While Cleaning Tank Car Containing Flammable Waste
THREE EMPLOYEES WERE CLEANING A RAILROAD TANK CAR CONTAINING RESIDUES OF COAL TAR LIGHT OIL, A FLAMMABLE LIQUID. ONE WAS ON TOP OF THE CAR, THE OTHER TWO WERE INSIDE. THEY WERE USING STEEL SHOVELS AND A NON EXPLOSION-PROOF LIGHT INSIDE THE CAR. THE VAPORS IGNITED, KILLING THE TWO EMPLOYEES INSIDE AND BURNING THE ONE ON TOP. THE OTHER EMPLOYEES WERE INJURED IN THE RESCUE ATTEMPT.
Keywords: burn, coal tar light oil, flammable vapors, railroad tank car, cleaning, explosion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1667450 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 1667450 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 1667450 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 1667450 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
5 1667450 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 1667450 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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