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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307882589 - Columbus Southern Power Company

Inspection Information - Office: Columbus

Nr: 307882589Report ID: 0522500Open Date: 07/12/2004

Columbus Southern Power Company
47201 County Road 273
Conesville, OH 43811
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
NAICS: 221112/Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/19/2004
Close Case:02/24/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200751691 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 11/22/2004 12/25/2004 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200757839Event: 07/11/2004Two Employees Are Burned And Killed In Boiler Explosion
The slag tap for the ash-slag tank of a coal-fired boiler at an electric power generation plant was frozen. While two plant employees were freeing the tap, the tank exploded, shearing the boiler's blow-down headers. Steam from the explosion burned both employees. They died of their injuries.
Keywords: burn, boiler, steam, explosion, elec utility work
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307882589 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Power plant operators
2 307882589 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Power plant operators

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