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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $13,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000 $9,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Unclass 19100132 D01 03/27/2003 05/30/2003 $4,500 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Unclass 19100145 F03 03/27/2003 05/30/2003 $4,500 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100147 C04 II 03/27/2003 04/29/2003 $0 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200220150 Event: 01/02/2003Employee Suffers Scalding And Died From Complications
Employee #1, a final clean specialist, was scalded by water that suddenly erupted from a vertical-rise tank in his area of operation. Employee #1 lifted the lid of the tank to observe the compressed air agitation that he believed to be too high. Employee #1 began to reduce the air agitation by turning the valve supplying the air to the tank. Employee #1 turned the valve the wrong way increasing the air agitation causing the eruption of scalding water. Employee #1 suffered second-degree burns over 30 percent of his body. Employee #1 was hospitalized and was being treated for his injuries. On January 14, 2003, Employee #1 developed intestinal problems that caused him to suffer a cardiac arrest. Employee #1 underwent emergency surgery for the intestinal problems but died on January 15, 2003, from complications.
Keywords: burn, cleaning, compressed air, valve, tank, inattention, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300194636 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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