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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $6,800 $0 $0 $400 $0 $7,200
Current Penalty $3,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100025 D02 VIII 03/17/1998 03/23/1998 $600 $2,000 $0 03/31/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19101000 A02 03/17/1998 03/27/1998 $2,000 $2,800 $0 03/31/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19101200 E01 03/17/1998 03/20/1998 $600 $2,000 $0 03/31/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 19101200 H 03/17/1998 03/25/1998 $0 $0 $0 03/31/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02001 Other 19040002 A 03/17/1998 03/20/1998 $0 $0 $0 03/31/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 02002 Other 19040008 03/17/1998 03/20/1998 $0 $400 $0 03/31/1998 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200600187 Event: 12/24/1997Employee Killed By Motor Exhaust
On the morning of the accident, Employee #1 began running a gasoline-powered washer to clean cool room #3. At approximately 9:45 a.m., the vice-president of the company passed by, heard the motor running, and noticed that the cool room door was only open approximately 12 in. and that the plastic curtain was closed. He went inside and found Employee #1 passed out on the floor. He had apparently been on a 5 ft portable ladder, washing the evaporator unit, when he was overcome by the exhaust fumes. Emergency Services was called and he was administered artificial resuscitation, but without success. EMT personnel were not able to revive him either. The power washer had a 65 ft hose and it would have been a simple matter for Employee #1 to leave the washer outside the cool room and to enter with only the cleaning wand.
Keywords: asphyxiated, ventilation, work rules, cleaning, inhalation, gas, exhaust fumes, overexposure
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300434446 Fatality Asphyxia Industrial machinery repairers

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