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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 5 7
Current Violations 1 1 5 7
Initial Penalty $630 $0 $900 $0 $0 $1,530
Current Penalty $630 $0 $900 $0 $0 $1,530
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100252 D03 I 05/23/1988 05/26/1988 $630 $630 $0 -
  2. 02001 Repeat 19100304 F05 V 05/23/1988 05/26/1988 $900 $900 $0 -
  3. 03001 Other 19100022 A02 05/23/1988 06/27/1988 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 03002 Other 19100252 A02 IVC 05/23/1988 05/26/1988 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 03003 Other 19100303 F 05/23/1988 06/27/1988 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 03004 Other 19101200 E01 05/23/1988 06/27/1988 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 03005 Other 19101200 E01 II 05/23/1988 06/27/1988 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14349534 Event: 05/15/1988Employee Killed When He Heated Drum With Flammable Vapors
ON MAY 15, 1988, EMPLOYEE #1 REPORTED TO WORK AT 3:45 PM AND BEGAN CLEANING UP AROUND THE SHOT BLASTER AND BAG HOUSE. ABOUT AN HOUR LATER HE STARTED TO CLEAN UP IN THE SHOP AREA. IN THE SHOP HE WOULD PICK UP PAPER, SCRAP METAL, WELDING RODS AND SLAG FROM THE WORK AREAS AND PLACE THE TRASH IN 55 GALLON DRUMS. EMPLOYEE #1 ASKED THE SUPERVISOR FOR ADDITIONAL DRUMS FOR TRASH. THE SUPERVISOR TOLD EMPLOYEE #1 THAT ADDITIONAL DRUMS WERE LOCATED AT THE END OF THE BUILDING AND THAT EMPLOYEE #1 SHOULD USE AN AIR CHISEL TO REMOVE LIDS FROM ANY DRUMS WHICH HAD LIDS. EMPLOYEE #1 BROUGHT A 55 GALLON DRUM INTO THE SHOP AND ASKED ANOTHER EMPLOYEE TO LIGHT A GAS TORCH FOR HIM. THE OTHER EMPLOYEE LIT THE TORCH FOR EMPLOYEE #1, WHO THEN LAID THE LIT TORCH ON THE LID OF A DRUM. THE DRUM EXPLODED, THROWING THE TORCH VIOLENTLY OUTWARD. THE TORCH STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE CHEST BELOW THE HEART, INFLICTING A DEEP WOUND. EMPLOYEE #1 DIED A SHORT TIME LATER AT THE HOSPITAL.
Keywords: chest, heart, flammable vapors, work rules, drum, torch, explosion, struck by, flying object, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18029090 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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