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Inspection: 18854513 - Haverhill Contracting Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4

Nr: 18854513Report ID: 0352440Open Date: 10/02/1986

Haverhill Contracting Co., Inc.
Rte. 100 And Umpers Hole Road
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1622/Bridge, Tunnel, and Elevated Highway Construction
Mailing: 8100 Lynhurst Road, Baltimore, MD 21222

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/09/1986
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:12/15/1986

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19260350 A 9 11/19/1986 11/22/1986 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14296479Event: 10/02/1986Oxygen Tank Regulator Exploded In Employee'S Face
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ASSISTING ANOTHER EMPLOYEE IN THE REMOVAL OF A COLUMN CAN. (A 1 1/2 BY 8 INCH BOLT WAS BENT.) HE WENT TO THE COMPRESSED GAS CYLINDERS, TURNED ON THE ACETYLENE, THEN CRACKED THE OXYGEN VALVE. THE REGULATOR PORTION OF THE GUAGES EXPLODED IN HIS FACE, CAUSING FACIAL BONE FRACTURES, DAMAGED TEETH, IMPAIRED VISION AND HEARING, CONTUSIONS TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FACE AND 3 SEVERE LACERATIONS TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE FACE. THE EQUIPMENT WAS A SMITH OXYGEN REGULATOR, SERIAL NUMBER H-1710-540. ALTHOUGH IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO DETERMINE THE EXACT CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT, IT WAS NOTED THAT THE OXYGEN CYLINDER WAS NOT SECURED IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION, BUT WAS LYING ON THE GROUND.
Keywords: fracture, regulator valve, cylinder, compressed gas, explosion, valve, face, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18854513 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters

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