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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $10,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,500
Current Penalty $5,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/04/2003 12/22/2003 $1,750 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 12/04/2003 03/22/2004 $1,750 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100023 C01 12/04/2003 02/22/2004 $1,750 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200822187 Event: 11/03/2003Employee Suffered Burns From Hot Splashing Metal
On November 3, 2003, an employee was working on a platform attempting to remove a hose fitting that was attached to the opening of a furnace for a large die cast machine. A supervisor located on the floor was to remove the gas fittings for the same hose and only attach it to an argon gas tank. The supervisor was to eventually send compressed air into the line only after the employee on the platform had completely removed the fittings leading into the furnace. However, because there was a misinterpretation of hand signals, the supervisor on the floor sent compressed air into the hose end before the employee on the platform had removed his hose fittings from the opening of the furnace. As a result molten metal was expelled from the shot chamber, hitting the employee on the platform in the back of the head. The employee was hospitalized and treated for third-degree burns.
Keywords: burn, furnace, platform, head, compressed air, molten metal, communication
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306722364 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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