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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $3,450 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,450
Current Penalty $3,450 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,450
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100106 D02 I 05/13/2003 05/16/2003 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  2. 01002A Serious 19100106 E02 IVC 05/13/2003 05/16/2003 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  3. 01002B Serious 19100106 E02 IVD 05/13/2003 05/16/2003 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01002C Serious 19100106 E06 I 05/13/2003 05/16/2003 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01003 Serious 19100252 B02 III 05/13/2003 06/02/2003 $450 $450 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202338216 Event: 11/16/2002Three Employees Burned By Flash Fire
On November 16, 2002, three employees were in the process of assembling a drag race car. The employees were testing the engine by squirting methanol into the carburetor using a dish soap type squirt bottle. While doing so, flammable vapors were allowed to accumulate. When the engine was cranked an "unconfined vapor cloud explosion" was caused, injuring all three employees, who were hospitalized with burns.
Keywords: burn, methyl alcohol, flammable vapors, fire, engine, flashback
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306114836 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, production occupations
2 306114836 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Managers and administrators, n.e.c
3 306114836 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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