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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300084860 - Bemer Petroleum Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Hartford

Nr: 300084860Report ID: 0112000Open Date: 10/31/2001

Bemer Petroleum Corporation
210 Commerce Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5984/Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Bottled Gas) Dealers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/14/2002
Close Case:05/17/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100080258    
 Referral200082246 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $2,450 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,450
Current Penalty $875 $0 $0 $350 $0 $1,225
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5A0001 02/20/2002 02/26/2002 $350 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100178 C02 III 02/20/2002 04/08/2002 $438 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100178 L01 02/20/2002 02/25/2002 $438 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200081404Event: 10/30/2001Three Employee'S Faces Are Burned In Gas Explosion
On October 30, 2001, Employee's #1, #2, and #3, were bleeding off propane gas from cylinders that were on a platform resting on the forks of a forklift truck. The truck was parked in an area where the surrounding cylinders created a confined area, not allowing the gas to dissipate. The gas accumulated underneath the forklift truck. When the key was turned to the on position, the gas underneath the truck ignited and exploded. Employee's #1, #2, and #3 were hospitalized with severe burns on their faces.
Keywords: burn, vapor, confined space, gas, explosion, propane, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300084860 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 300084860 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 300084860 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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