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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $2,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260021 B02 07/15/1998 07/20/1998 $2,000 $3,500 $0 07/31/1998 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01001B Serious 19101200 H03 III 07/15/1998 07/20/1998 $0 $0 $0 07/31/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19260352 J 07/15/1998 07/20/1998 $0 $3,500 $0 07/31/1998 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200010213 Event: 04/09/1998Employee Killed In Explosion Of Chemical Drum
Employee #1 was using an acetylene torch on a spent, 55 gallon chemical drum. The heat from the torch caused it to become overpressurized, and the drum exploded. Employee #1 was killed. The drum was not vented and it contained residue from a class IIIB combustible substance. No other compounds were found during analysis of the substance left in drum after the explosion.
Keywords: acetylene torch, ventilation, work rules, drum, construction, explosion, high pressure, combustible liquid, flying object, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300018595 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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