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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 4 7
Current Violations 3 4 7
Initial Penalty $240 $0 $0 $0 $0 $240
Current Penalty $120 $0 $0 $0 $0 $120
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100107 B05 IV 08/16/1985 11/08/1985 $40 $80 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100107 E02 08/16/1985 09/17/1985 $40 $80 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100219 F03 08/16/1985 09/17/1985 $40 $80 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02001 Other 19100107 B03 08/16/1985 08/19/1985 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 02002 Other 19100107 B05 II 08/16/1985 09/17/1985 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02003 Other 19100107 G07 08/16/1985 09/17/1985 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 02004 Other 19100107 I06 08/16/1985 09/17/1985 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14491385 Event: 07/31/1985Gas Cylinder Ruptured From Over Pressurization
EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE TRANSFERING NITROGEN GAS FROM A 3,000 PSI CYLINDER TO A SMALL 300 PSI CYLINDER. THE WORKPLACE WAS THE CYLINDER STORAGE YARD OF A WELDING SUPPLY COMPANY. THE EMPLOYEES WERE USING A PIECE OF ARMOURED HOSE, A PRESSURE GUAGE AND APPROPRIATE VALVE FITTINGS. THE SMALL CYLINDER RUPTURED WHILE BEING FILLED. BOTH EMPLOYEES WERE STRUCK BY THE CYLINDER PIECES. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS KILLED AND EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SEVERELY INJURED. THE OPERATION WAS BEING PERFORMED WITHOUT THE USE OF REQUIRED PRESSURE REGULATING DEVICES TO ACCURATELY CONTROL THE TRANSFER OF GAS FROM ONE CYLINDER TO ANOTHER.
Keywords: regulator valve, cylinder, rupture, high pressure, struck by, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2270288 Occupation Not Listed

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