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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260050 C 06/20/1997 06/26/1997 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14392120 Event: 05/20/1997Three Hospitalized After Explosion On Oil Production Barge
Employee #1 was operating a crane mounted on a work barge. Employees #2 and #3 were cutting and welding on an oil production barge close to the work barge. Six oil storage tanks were mounted on a concrete deck on the oil production barge, which had been sunk at the location for 30 years. An explosion occurred inside a barge compartment near the welding that knocked down one oil tank and caused another one to ignite. The force of the explosion went upward, but Employees #1 through #3 sustained injuries that required hospitalization. Apparently crude oil had leaked through the concrete deck into the barge compartment; testing had not revealed the presence of any flammable substances.
Keywords: leak, barge, flammable liquid, fire, oil tank, construction, welding, explosion, combustible liquid, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300395993 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 300395993 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported
3 300395993 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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