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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307111351 - Sahara West Library

Inspection Information - Office: Nevada Las Vegas

Nr: 307111351Report ID: 0953220Open Date: 10/21/2003

Sahara West Library
9600 W. Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Union Status: Union
SIC: 8231/Libraries
NAICS: 519120/Libraries and Archives
Mailing: 3148 N. Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89128

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/29/2003
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/08/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101042844    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $375 $0 $0 $0 $0 $375
Current Penalty $375 $0 $0 $0 $0 $375
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 618038502 11/05/2003 12/08/2003 $375 $375 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201041597Event: 10/15/2003Employee Is Not Injured When Boiler Explodes
On October 15, 2003, Employee #1 was modifying a boiler at the Sahara West Library and Fine Arts Museum by installing a MICROTherm Energy Management System (EMS) controller on the side of a Gordon-Piatt control panel and Honeywell control unit. Employee #1 did not have the specific terminal diagram or the MICROTherm instruction manual, only the MICROTherm installation booklet. It, however, did not contain all the information needed to complete the installation safely. Employee #1 incorrectly wired the EMS controller, which allowed gas to build up inside the boiler. When he turned on the boiler, the gas inside the boiler ignited, causing a furnace explosion. The sides of the unit fractured outward, and the front of the boiler was slightly warped. Employee #1 was not injured, because he had been standing next to the front corner of the boiler, out of the path of any flying material.
Keywords: gas-fired boiler, boiler, electrical work, explosion, elec circ part--misc, electrical cabinet, electrical box
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307111351 Occupation not reported

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