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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 17632001 - Liberty Provisions Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Hasbrouck Heights

Nr: 17632001Report ID: 0214500Open Date: 01/29/1990

Liberty Provisions Inc.
200 Piaget Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2013/Sausages and Other Prepared Meat Products

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/16/1990
Close Case:06/21/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360660179    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 6 6
Initial Penalty $2,390 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,390
Current Penalty $2,390 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,390
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/13/1990 03/16/1990 $640 $640 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100106 E02 VI 03/13/1990 03/16/1990 $350 $350 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19100147 C01 03/13/1990 06/15/1990 $350 $350 $0 -
  4. 01004 Serious 19100147 C05 I 03/13/1990 06/15/1990 $350 $350 $0 -
  5. 01005 Serious 19100147 C07 I 03/13/1990 06/15/1990 $350 $350 $0 -
  6. 01006 Serious 19100252 A02 IVC 03/13/1990 03/16/1990 $350 $350 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14491922Event: 01/29/1990Employee Dies From Struck Being Struc By Water Tank
At about 6:15 a.m., Employee #1 was performing one of his routine maintenance tasks. He was adding compressed air to a tank of well water in order to pressurize the tank between 5-10 psi . The 1000-gallon capacity, 4 ft by 10 ft galvanized tank had no safety relief valve, nor was an in-line regulator provided for the air line from compressors operating between 145-175 psi. The tank ruptured and was propelled forward, striking Employee #1 in the head. He was thrown backwards from the ladder he was standing on to the concrete tile floor. Employee #1 was hospitalized and died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: head, well, compressed air, rupture, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 17632001 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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