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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $2,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,400
Current Penalty $2,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19170028 H01 II 06/19/1990 06/22/1990 $800 $800 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19170028 H02 III 06/19/1990 06/25/1990 $800 $800 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19170152 C05 06/19/1990 06/22/1990 $800 $800 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14533244 Event: 03/05/1990Employee Dies Days After Explosion And Fire
At about 11:30 a.m. on March 5, 1990, Employee #1, a welder in the welding area of a maintenance shop, was using an oxyacetylene torch to cut angled metal. He was resting the metal on a 55 gallon drum filled with hydraulic oil. It is assumed that Employee #1 put too much heat on the drum, causing it to explode. Employee #1 sustained serious burns and died 10 days later.
Keywords: longshoring, acetylene torch, oil drum, flammable liquid, work rules, hydraulic fluid, welder, welding, explosion, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 17980525 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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