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Inspection: 306511874 - Bulldog Demolition And General

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 2

Nr: 306511874Report ID: 1055320Open Date: 10/06/2003

Bulldog Demolition And General
11635 1st Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98168
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1795/Wrecking and Demolition Work
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 21622 Se 20th St, Sammamish, WA 98075

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:03/24/2004
Close Case:12/31/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101196723    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 2 2 11
Current Violations 9 2 11
Initial Penalty $9,960 $56,000 $0 $0 $0 $65,960
Current Penalty $15,644 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,644
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 1550027006 C 04/02/2004 09/01/2005 $6,922 $28,000 $0 04/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 1550045602 B 04/02/2004 09/01/2005 $0 $0 $0 04/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01002A Serious 80017030 04/02/2004 09/01/2005 $6,922 $28,000 $0 04/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01002B Serious 1550011004 04/02/2004 09/01/2005 $0 $0 $0 04/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02001 Serious 80011040 04/02/2004 09/01/2005 $500 $2,800 $0 04/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 02002 Serious 1550011002 04/02/2004 09/01/2005 $500 $2,800 $0 04/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 02003 Serious 80017005 04/02/2004 09/01/2005 $250 $1,800 $0 04/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 02004 Serious 0620710701 04/02/2004 09/01/2005 $250 $1,500 $0 04/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 02005 Serious 0620713104 04/02/2004 09/01/2005 $100 $300 $0 04/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 02006 Serious 06207160 04/02/2004 09/01/2005 $100 $600 $0 04/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 02007 Serious 06207150 04/02/2004 09/01/2005 $100 $160 $0 04/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 03001 Other 80016010 04/02/2004 09/01/2005 $0 $0 $0 04/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 03002 Other 1550011005 04/02/2004 09/01/2005 $0 $0 $0 04/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202351250Event: 10/06/2003Employee Killed When Flammable Vapors Ignite
At approximately 10:20 a.m. on October 6, 2003, Employee #1 was spraypainting Zinsser Bin Primer on drywall inside an apartment. He had used about 10 gallons of primer over an approximately 15 to 20 minute period when there was an explosion. A flash fire erupted, and coworkers saw flames shoot out from the north door. Employee #1 became engulfed by the fire and was killed, suffering third-degree burns over more than 95 percent of his body. The fire was started when flammable vapors ignited. The primer contained both isopropyl alcohol and ethanol, had a flashpoint of 63 degrees F and a flammability rating of 3. The spraying area was not isolated from electrical and other sources of ignition. One of the breakers in the apartment's electrical box had tripped, and all the others were on. The bathroom fan was also running. Four of the five windows in the apartment were closed and no mechanical ventilation had been provided.
Keywords: isopropyl alcohol, ventilation, flammable vapors, work rules, construction, spray painting, ethanol, paint solvent, electrical box, painter
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306511874 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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