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Inspection: 307186510 - Bulk Transportation

Inspection Information - Office: &Nbsp;

Nr: 307186510Report ID: 0950636Open Date: 10/29/2007

Bulk Transportation
415 Lemon Ave
Walnut, CA 91789
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4213/Trucking, Except Local
NAICS: 484122/ General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less Than Truckload

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/28/2008
Close Case:01/01/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101803385    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3 1 7
Current Violations 4 1 1 6
Initial Penalty $20,250 $210,000 $0 $560 $0 $230,810
Current Penalty $4,950 $67,500 $0 $560 $0 $73,010
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3209 A 04/28/2008 05/31/2008 $560 $560 $0 -
Deleted 2. 02001 Serious 5157 C05 B6 04/28/2008 05/31/2008 $0 $6,750 $0 05/09/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 5157 D06 04/28/2008 05/31/2008 $675 $6,750 $0 05/09/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 04001 Serious 5157 G01 04/28/2008 05/31/2008 $675 $6,750 $0 05/09/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 05001 Serious 5157 C05 B3 04/28/2008 05/31/2008 $1,800 $70,000 $0 05/09/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 06001 Willful 5157 C05 B8 04/26/2008 05/29/2008 $67,500 $70,000 $0 05/09/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 07001 Serious 5157 D03 C 04/28/2008 05/31/2008 $1,800 $70,000 $0 05/09/2008 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202474078Event: 10/29/2007Employee Is Asphyxiated In Cargo Tank
At 8:15 a.m. on October 29, 2007, an accident occurred at the wash rack area of the facility where cargo tanks are washed and cleaned either by hosing the interior down with water or steam cleaning. The cargo tank involved in the incident is about 42 ft. long, 4.5 ft. deep and with a 21 in. diameter opening at the top. Employee #1 entered the tank in order to clean it of the caustic potash residue that was stuck on the side of the tank. Employee #2 was working on the other side of the platform. When he did not get a response from Employee #1, who was inside the tank, Employee #2 checked on Employee #1 and found him lying on the floor of the tank. Employee #2 ran for help and they pulled Employee #1 out of the tank. Employee #1 was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. The cause of death was pulmonary edema due to exposure to caustic potash.
Keywords: steam cleaner, asphyxiated, pulmonary edema, potash, tank cleaning, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307186510 Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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