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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306073057 - Carolina Welding, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte

Nr: 306073057Report ID: 0453730Open Date: 11/18/2002

Carolina Welding, Inc.
181 Random Dr.
New London, NC 28127
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 562910/Remediation Services
Mailing: 2511 N Hwy 52, Albemarle, NC 28001

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:12/06/2002
Planning Guide: Health-Construction Close Case:05/14/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102093234    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 1 6
Current Violations 4 1 5
Initial Penalty $5,850 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,850
Current Penalty $2,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B05 01/30/2003 02/07/2003 $1,400 $1,400 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260024 01/30/2003 02/12/2003 $500 $1,400 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260095 A 01/30/2003 02/07/2003 $250 $250 $0 -
  4. 01004A Serious 19260352 C 01/30/2003 02/05/2003 $750 $1,400 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004B Serious 19260352 I 01/30/2003 02/05/2003 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 01005A Serious 19101200 E01 01/30/2003 04/15/2003 $500 $1,400 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 7. 01005B Serious 19101200 E02 I 01/30/2003 02/12/2003 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01005C Serious 19101200 H 01/30/2003 04/15/2003 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 02001 Other 19260350 A09 01/30/2003 02/05/2003 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202075123Event: 11/18/2002Three Employees Burned In Flash Fire While Welding A Silo
On November 18, 2002, Employee #1 had cut a hole in the bottom cone of Silo Number 341 with an oxygen and acetylene torch and MIG welded the bottom half of a side chute onto the opening. Employee #1 had stopped welding, in order to torch cut a notch out of the top of the newly attached side chute, when residual dust from inside the silo ignited, causing a flash fire. Employee #1 suffered first- and second-degree burns on his face, arms and abdomen and third-degree burns on his legs. Employee #2 was assisting Employee #1 when the flash fire occurred and he suffered first- and second-degree burns to multiple parts of his body and head. Employee #3 was standing outside the silo observing the operation when the flash fire occurred and he suffered first- and second-degree burns to the arms and hands. All three employees were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, abdomen, dust, fire, welder, welding, arm, face, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306073057 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters
2 306073057 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters
3 306073057 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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