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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 305556011 - H2o Technologies Ltd

Inspection Information - Office: Or Safety 2-Portland

Nr: 305556011Report ID: 1054112Open Date: 07/08/2002

H2o Technologies Ltd
4011 Se International Wy #604
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 8731/Commercial Physical and Biological Research
NAICS: 541710/ Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
Mailing: 1525 Sw Park Ave Ste 200, Portland, OR 97201

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/11/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/17/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101630838    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $14,600 $0 $0 $500 $0 $15,100
Current Penalty $14,300 $0 $0 $500 $0 $14,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19101450 E01 12/19/2002 12/24/2002 $7,000 $7,000 $0 12/26/2002 L - State Settlement
Deleted 2. 01001B Serious 19101450 E03 I 12/19/2002 12/24/2002 $0 $0 $0 12/26/2002 L - State Settlement
Deleted 3. 01001C Serious 19101450 E03 II 12/19/2002 12/24/2002 $0 $0 $0 12/26/2002 L - State Settlement
Deleted 4. 01001D Serious 19101450 E03 IV 12/19/2002 12/24/2002 $0 $0 $0 12/26/2002 L - State Settlement
Deleted 5. 01001E Serious 19101450 E03 V 12/19/2002 12/24/2002 $0 $0 $0 12/26/2002 L - State Settlement
Deleted 6. 01001F Serious 19101450 E03 III 12/19/2002 12/24/2002 $0 $0 $0 12/26/2002 L - State Settlement
Deleted 7. 01001G Serious 19101450 E03 VII 12/19/2002 12/24/2002 $0 $0 $0 12/26/2002 L - State Settlement
  8. 01002 Serious 701076001 B C 12/19/2002 12/24/2002 $7,000 $7,000 $0 12/26/2002 L - State Settlement
  9. 01003 Serious 19100305 B01 12/19/2002 07/08/2002 $300 $300 $0 12/26/2002 L - State Settlement
Deleted 10. 01004 Serious 19100305 B02 12/19/2002 07/08/2002 $0 $300 $0 12/26/2002 L - State Settlement
  11. 02005 Other 701076502 A 12/19/2002 07/08/2002 $500 $500 $0 12/26/2002 L - State Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201632874Event: 07/08/2002Two Employees Killed After Water Storage Tank Exploded
On July 8, 2002, Employee #1, a chemist, while experimenting with a system designed to add oxygen to water and using an 80-gallon water storage tank as a reservoir to hold water for the process began generating oxygen, hydrogen gas produced and accumulated in the storage tank. When Employee #1 removed the plug from the top of the 80-gallon water storage tank, the tank exploded. Employee #1 and another electrical engineer employee that was standing nearby died.
Keywords: storage tank, explosion, chemical reaction, water tank, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305556011 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 305556011 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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