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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 305910440 - Cta Acoustics Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Kentucky

Nr: 305910440Report ID: 0452110Open Date: 02/20/2003

Cta Acoustics Inc
296 Robert E Cox Rd
Corbin, KY 40702
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3714/Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories
NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
Mailing: P O Box 448, Corbin, KY 40702

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/17/2003
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/17/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101866523    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $28,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $28,000
Current Penalty $28,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $28,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100303 B01 08/05/2003 02/21/2003 $7,000 $7,000 $0 08/25/2003 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100303 B02 08/05/2003 02/21/2003 $7,000 $7,000 $0 08/25/2003 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100305 G01 III 08/05/2003 02/21/2003 $7,000 $7,000 $0 08/25/2003 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100307 B 08/05/2003 02/21/2003 $7,000 $7,000 $0 08/25/2003 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201857570Event: 02/20/2003Seve Employees Killed And Nine Injured In Plant Explosion
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on February 20, 2003, Employees were beginning their shift and four production lines were prepared to run product. An explosion occurred in the area of the facility's production lines known as Lines 405, 403, 402 and 401, which produce a fiberglass-resin blend automotive insulation. The explosion damaged all lines with the most significant damage on Lines 405 and 403. Damage to the facility included blown out roof decking, and fire and blast damage to the dust collection system. The explosion and subsequent fires resulted in the injury of 45 Employees, 18 of which were hospitalized. Of the 18 Employees hospitalized, Employees # 1, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, and 18 died. Employees # 2 through 8, 12 through 14, and 17 received first-, second-, and third-degree burns, as well as lacerations, smoke inhalation, and one knee fracture.
Keywords: burn, knee, fracture, dust, explosive mixing, fire, dust collector, explosion, laceration, smoke
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305910440 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 305910440 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 305910440 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 305910440 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
5 305910440 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
6 305910440 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
7 305910440 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
8 305910440 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
9 305910440 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Mixing and blending machine operators
10 305910440 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Production inspectors, checkers and examiners
11 305910440 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations
12 305910440 Hospitalized injury Other Electrical and electronic technicians
13 305910440 Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.
14 305910440 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Furnace, kiln and oven operators
15 305910440 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.
16 305910440 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Mixing and blending machine operators
17 305910440 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Management related occupations, n.e.c.
18 305910440 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Mixing and blending machine operators

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