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Inspection: 302928387 - City Of Marion

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Winston-Salem

Nr: 302928387Report ID: 0453720Open Date: 09/14/1999

City Of Marion
Industrial Timber & Land Company, Rt. 1, Box 215
Marion, NC 28752
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9131/Executive and Legislative Offices Combined
Mailing: 200 North Main Street, P.O. Drawer 700, Marion, NC 28752

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/19/1999
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:02/15/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $5,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,250
Current Penalty $5,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100156 C01 01/04/2000 02/06/2000 $1,750 $1,750 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100156 E01 I 01/04/2000 02/06/2000 $1,750 $1,750 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19100156 F01 I 01/04/2000 02/06/2000 $1,750 $1,750 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200070787Event: 09/11/1999Two Employees Injured In Silo Explosion
On Saturday, September 11, 1999, Employees #1 and #2, of the Marion (NC) Fire Department, were working with six volunteer firefighters to control a fire at the Industrial Timber and Land Company. The fire had started in a conveyor that was taking wood scraps from a storage silo to the boiler, and the call for the fire department was recorded at 1:21 p.m. At approximately 2:38 p.m., the storage silo exploded. Employee #1 was standing next to a fire truck approximately 70 ft away from the structure. Employee #2 was at the back door of the silo with five of the volunteer firefighters; he was down on his right knee, with his left hand on the silo and his right hand on the volunteer holding the nozzle of the 2 1/2 in. diameter fire hose. The two employees and four of the volunteers sustained injuries in the blast and were taken to McDowell Hospital in Marion. Employee #2 was treated and released later that day; Employee #1 was released the following day.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, wood chips, fire, explosion, storage area, silo
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302928387 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Supervisors, firefighting & fire prevention occupa
2 302928387 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, firefighting & fire prevention occupa

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