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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302100813 - Qualitech Steel Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Corpus Christi

Nr: 302100813Report ID: 0626000Open Date: 05/27/1999

Qualitech Steel Corporation
7102 Marvin L. Berry Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78409
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3399/Primary Metal Products, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P.O. Box 9550, Corpus Christi, TX 78469

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/20/1999
Close Case:03/06/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100210590    
 Referral200210581 Yes Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 9 1 10
Current Violations 9 1 10
Initial Penalty $40,500 $45,000 $0 $0 $0 $85,500
Current Penalty $40,500 $45,000 $0 $0 $0 $85,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100146 D03 II 09/23/1999 09/27/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 10/12/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100146 D04 II 09/23/1999 09/27/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 10/12/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100146 D11 09/23/1999 09/27/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 10/12/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004A Serious 19100146 F02 09/23/1999 09/27/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 10/12/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01004B Serious 19100146 F07 09/23/1999 09/27/1999 $0 $0 $0 10/12/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01004C Serious 19100146 F08 09/23/1999 09/27/1999 $0 $0 $0 10/12/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01004D Serious 19100146 F14 09/23/1999 09/27/1999 $0 $0 $0 10/12/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 01005 Serious 19100146 H05 II 09/23/1999 09/27/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 10/12/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 01006A Serious 19100147 C04 I 09/23/1999 09/27/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 10/12/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 01006B Serious 19100147 F03 I 09/23/1999 09/27/1999 $0 $0 $0 10/12/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 01007 Serious 19100157 C01 09/23/1999 09/27/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 10/12/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 01008 Serious 19100165 B03 09/23/1999 09/27/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 10/12/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 01009 Serious 19100307 B 09/23/1999 09/27/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 10/12/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  14. 02001 Willful 19100146 C08 III 09/23/1999 09/27/1999 $45,000 $45,000 $0 10/12/1999 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200210565Event: 03/03/1999Three Employees Burned In Gas Release
Employees #1 through #3, were present at the initiation of a new plant established to manufacture iron carbide from iron ore. During the start up, hot methane and hydrogen gases were released into the work area and ignited upon contact with the air. Employees #1 through #3 sustained burns that required hospitalization.
Keywords: burn, vapor, flammable vapors, iron worker, work rules, fire, chemical vapor, accidental discharge
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302100813 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators
2 302100813 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators
3 302100813 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators

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