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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $420 $0 $0 $0 $0 $420
Current Penalty $210 $0 $0 $0 $0 $210
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19150054 A 07/06/1984 07/09/1984 $210 $420 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14558027 Event: 05/08/1984Employees Injured In Paint Vapor Explosion Onboard Vessel
ON MAY 8, 1984, AT 11:30 AM, EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE PERFORMING WELDING AND CUTTING OPERATIONS ON A RAMP FOR AN AMPHIBIOUS LANDING CRAFT. EARLIER IN THE MORNING, THE INTERIOR OF THE RAMP HAD BEEN PAINTED WITH ZINC PRIMER AND CLOSED TIGHTLY. WHEN THE WELDING OPERATIONS BEGAN, THE PAINT HAD NOT CURED ADEQUATELY. CONSEQUENTLY, THE PAINT VAPORS IGNITED, RESULTING IN A VIOLENT EXPLOSION WHICH RIPPED THE COVER FROM THE LANDING RAMP. EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE STANDING ON THE RAMP WHEN THE EXPLOSION OCCURRED. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS KILLED AND EMPLOYEE #2 WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED.
Keywords: cover, flammable vapors, ramp, welding, paint, explosion, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1810167 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 1810167 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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