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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 18546812 - Freightliner Truck Manufacturing Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 18546812Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 01/13/1993

Freightliner Truck Manufacturing Co.
1800 N. Main St.
Mt. Holly, NC 28120
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3711/Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:03/09/1993
Close Case:10/20/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $10,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,500
Current Penalty $10,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 95012901 04/01/1993 08/02/1993 $5,250 $5,250 $0 -
  2. 01002A Serious 19100134 D01 04/01/1993 07/03/1993 $5,250 $5,250 $0 -
  3. 01002B Serious 19100134 D02 II 04/01/1993 07/03/1993 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170054175Event: 01/12/1993One Employee Killed And One Injured By Argon
Employees #1 and #2 were using supplied air respirators while spray painting trucks. The pipes providing air to the respirators had inadvertently been hooked to a 100 percent argon gas line intended for welding. Employee #1 was killed. Employee #2 was affected by the inhalation. The spray booth had been newly installed over the Christmas holidays.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, inhalation, spray painting, argon, inattention, respirator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18546812 Fatality Asphyxia Painting and paint spraying machine operators
2 18546812 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Painting and paint spraying machine operators

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