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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $357 $0 $0 $0 $0 $357
Current Penalty $357 $0 $0 $0 $0 $357
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100252 D03 I 04/19/1985 04/22/1985 $357 $357 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 19100252 D02 XIII 04/19/1985 04/22/1985 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 689059 Event: 04/02/1985Employee Killed When Welding Torch Ignites Fumes In Drum
Employee #1 was using an oxyacetylene torch to cut the top of a 55 gallon drum that had contained lacquer. The fumes exploded and the drum hit the employee in the head, fracturing his skull and causing brain damage, of which the employee died immediately. The employer stated that Employee #1 had been told to use a hammer and chisel. He had already used the torch to cut the tops off four other drums.
Keywords: fracture, acetylene torch, flammable vapors, work rules, drum, explosion, skull, struck by, brain, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2871234 Fatality Fracture Laborers, except construction

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