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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $17,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,250
Current Penalty $10,350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,350
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100106 D04 I 01/23/2002 03/12/2002 $975 $1,625 $0 02/11/2002 Y - State Decision
  2. 01002 Serious 19100106 H07 IA 01/23/2002 01/28/2002 $4,200 $7,000 $0 02/11/2002 Y - State Decision
  3. 01003 Serious 19100106 H07 IB 01/23/2002 03/12/2002 $975 $1,625 $0 02/11/2002 Y - State Decision
  4. 01004A Serious 19101200 H03 II 01/23/2002 03/12/2002 $4,200 $7,000 $0 02/11/2002 Y - State Decision
  5. 01004B Serious 19101200 H03 III 01/23/2002 03/12/2002 $0 $0 $0 02/11/2002 Y - State Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 952069 Event: 07/30/2001Employee Killed When A Curing Oven Explodes During Purging
On July 30, 2001, Employee #1 was standing at the control panel to a Curing Oven, equipment Number TAR 02.08-1. The block of material is coated with a mixture of alcohol and a resin. The block is placed in the oven which is then secured becoming air tight. The process begins with a purge cycle which takes 30 minutes for the alcohol and resin to evaporate in 120-degree oven. Approximately ten minutes into the purge cycle, an explosion occurred in which Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: alcohol, oven, fire, explosion, purging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304565716 Fatality Other Machine operators, not specified

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