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Inspection: 18056515 - Harry S. Peterson Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Cincinnati

Nr: 18056515Report ID: 0522000Open Date: 07/24/1990

Harry S. Peterson Co., Inc.
Fifth And Vine St., Fountain Square Garage South
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 4015 Executive Park Drive Suite 110, Cincinnati, OH 45241

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/06/1990
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:10/05/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral901041954 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 1 6
Current Violations 4 2 6
Initial Penalty $2,880 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,880
Current Penalty $2,320 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,320
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19260059 E01 08/08/1990 09/08/1990 $0 $560 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260151 A03 08/08/1990 08/11/1990 $480 $480 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260152 A03 08/08/1990 08/11/1990 $560 $560 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260152 E02 08/08/1990 08/15/1990 $640 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19260152 F03 08/08/1990 08/11/1990 $640 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 02001 Other 19260150 C01 VIII 08/08/1990 09/08/1990 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 869404Event: 07/24/1990Two Employees Suffer Smoke Inhalation When Primer Ignites
Employees #1 and #2 and two coworkers were resealing the floor of a parking garage. Two employees work together as a team to spray primer. One operates the leading end of a 50 ft spray hose connected to a barrel mounted on a cart that is pushed by the other employee. While grinding the floor, one of the two teams had exposed a live electrical wire housed in a metal pipe. An arc was produced and power was lost in the work area. When power was restored, the supervisor assumed that the wire was no longer electrified and the employees resumed working. One of the teams sprayed primer over the still-live electrical conduit. This produced an arc, a flame shot up, and the isopropyl in the primer ignited. A 60 ft by 90 ft fire was immediately suppressed by the emergency sprinkler system but not before intense heat melted all plastics in the area and charred the walls. A thick, dense black smoke was also produced. The employees evacuated the area. Employees #1 and #2 were sent to an emergency room and released after examination and treatment of smoke inhalation.
Keywords: electric arc, isopropyl alcohol, flammable liquid, fire, construction, smoke inhalation, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18056515 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 18056515 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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