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Inspection: 306216359 - National Welding Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta East

Nr: 306216359Report ID: 0418100Open Date: 11/10/2003

National Welding Corporation
Archor Way And Harbor Drive
Buford, GA 30518
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: 7025 Commerce Park Drive, Midvale, UT 84047

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/10/2003
Emphasis: L:ConspaceClose Case:06/07/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101281954    
 Referral201287307 Yes Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 7
Current Violations 2 4 6
Initial Penalty $13,150 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,150
Current Penalty $4,915 $0 $0 $4,500 $0 $9,415
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19260800 B01 05/05/2004 05/27/2004 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19260800 G01 05/05/2004 05/27/2004 $0 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003A Other 19260800 C 05/05/2004 05/27/2004 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003B Other 19260800 G03 05/05/2004 05/13/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01004 Serious 19260800 F05 05/05/2004 05/27/2004 $0 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01005A Serious 19260800 J01 IA 05/05/2004 05/27/2004 $4,165 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 7. 01005B Serious 19260800 J02I 05/05/2004 05/27/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 8. 01005C Serious 19260800 J02 IV 05/05/2004 05/27/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01006 Other 19260800 K01 I 05/05/2004 05/27/2004 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 01007 Serious 19260800 M02 I 05/05/2004 05/27/2004 $750 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201281631Event: 11/10/2003One Employee Killed, One Burned In Flash Fire
At approximately 7:23 a.m. on November 10, 2003, Employees #1 and #2 were working in a dry 72-in water pipe. The work involved welding the pipe sections together. Employees #1 and #2 were approximately 300 ft from the entrance when a flash fire occurred. Employees #1 and #2 walked 300 ft back to the entrance manhole and were assisted in getting out of the pipe by a neighbor who heard the explosion and brought a ladder. Employees #1 and #2 had burns over 75-80 percent of their bodies. They were hospitalized. Employee #1 died from his injuries on November 11, 2003. The source of ignition and equipment used were unknown.
Keywords: burn, fire, construction, smoke, water pipe, manhole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306216359 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 306216359 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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