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Inspection: 309223790 - Charles Howell

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 3

Nr: 309223790Report ID: 0454713Open Date: 07/08/2005

Charles Howell
3500 North Hawthone Street
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1795/Wrecking and Demolition Work
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 1147 Lakeside Circle, Hixson, TN 37343

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/08/2005
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:08/29/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100623594    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $12,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,000
Current Penalty $12,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 10/05/2005 10/13/2005 $4,000 $4,000 $0 11/28/2005 R - Review Commission
  2. 01002 Serious 19260850 A 10/05/2005 10/13/2005 $4,000 $4,000 $0 11/28/2005 R - Review Commission
  3. 01003 Serious 19260850 E 10/05/2005 10/13/2005 $4,000 $4,000 $0 11/28/2005 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200623494Event: 06/10/2005Employee Is Burned In Demolition Of Paint Spray Booth
On June 10, 2005, Employee #1, working for the Charles Howell Company, was demolishing a powder coat paint spray booth. The spray booth collapsed prematurely, causing a plume of powder coat paint dust. Employee #2 was using the booth when it collapsed. The powder coat paint dust was ignited by the torch he was using, causing a flash fire. Employees #2 and #3, the owner and his daughter, were caught in the flash fire. All employees including the owner and his daughter were taken to Erlanger Hospital, located in Chattanooga, TN. Employees #1 and #3 were treated and released; however, Employee #2, the owner, and his daughter were admitted to the hospital for serious second and third degree burns.
Keywords: burn, dust, demolition, paint, torch, powder, spray booth
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309223790 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 309223790 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction trades, n.e.c.
3 309223790 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction trades, n.e.c.

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