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Inspection: 308291996 - Lester Kehoe Machinery Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Avenel

Nr: 308291996Report ID: 0213400Open Date: 06/04/2005

Lester Kehoe Machinery Corp.
14 Van Street
Staten Island, NY 10310
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5088/Transportation Equipment and Supplies, Except Motor Vehicles
NAICS: 423840/Industrial Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 2581 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10303

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:11/07/2005
Emphasis: L:Smwares, N:Amputate, S:AmputationsClose Case:08/09/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100106 E06 I 11/23/2005 12/09/2005 $0 $1,500 $0 12/19/2005 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100106 E08 11/23/2005 12/09/2005 $1,500 $1,500 $0 12/19/2005 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100307 B 11/23/2005 12/09/2005 $1,500 $1,500 $0 12/19/2005 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201311503Event: 06/03/2005Employee Is Killed In Tank Explosion During Repair
On June 3, 2005, Employee #1 was using a power tool to repair a small leak in a tank containing impure glycerol. The impure glycerol was a by-product from the manufacturing of biodiesel. When residual methanol vapors were ignited, an explosion ruptured the tank, spilling and igniting its contents. The fire impinged on an adjacent tank which was empty but previously contained biodiesel. The second tank subsequently exploded. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: burn, leak, fracture, repair, vapor, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, fire, explosion, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308291996 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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