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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 3 3
Initial Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
Current Penalty $2,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/29/1997 02/18/1997 $750 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 01/29/1997 03/18/1997 $750 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19101200 E01 01/29/1997 03/18/1997 $750 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 19101200 H 01/29/1997 03/18/1997 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200810182 Event: 12/03/1996Employee Killed When Lp Gas Torch Sets Off Tanker Explosion
Employee #1, a feed truck operator, was standing atop a tank containing tallow. For the last few days, torches fueled by LP gas had been used to heat the interior of the tank and to liquefy the tallow for pumping. On the day of the accident, Employee #1 placed a lit torch in a small hatchway in the top of the tank and left it there for between one and two hours. The torch went out, creating an explosive atmosphere inside the tank. As Employee #1 was relighting the torch, the tank exploded. The top of the tank was torn off, and Employee #1 was thrown over 100 ft by the blast. He was killed.
Keywords: ejected, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, agriculture, torch, explosion, lp gas, combustible liquid, chemical vapor, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300572906 Fatality Other Mixing and blending machine operators

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