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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307236612 - Crown Equipment Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo

Nr: 307236612Report ID: 0524700Open Date: 01/25/2005

Crown Equipment Corp.
44 S. Washington St.
New Bremen, OH 45869
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3537/Industrial Trucks, Tractors, Trailers, and Stackers
NAICS: 333924/ Industrial Truck, Tractor, Trailer, and Stacker Machinery Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Complaint
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/25/2005
Close Case:08/29/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint205239817 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $700 $0 $700
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100252 A02 XV 03/30/2005 04/04/2005 $700 $1,500 $0 04/21/2005 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202087110Event: 10/18/2004Employee Is Injured When Combustible Fluid Ignites
Employee #1, a welder, sustained multiple burns when a combustible fluid ignited. Investigation revealed that Employee #1 may have cut through a flexible line, pressurized to 3000 pounds, containing hydraulic fluid, with an oxy-acetylene torch. The hydraulic fluid atomized causing a fire ball, which engulfed Employee #1. The use of personal protective equipment reduced the severity of Employee #1's injuries. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, ppe, hydraulic fluid, welder, pressure piping, combustible liquid
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307236612 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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