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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $750
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 19100147 C04 IIC 04/07/2006 05/10/2006 $0 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201042553 Event: 02/03/2006Employee Suffers Steam Burns And Later Dies
On February 3, 2006, Employee #1 was working on a pressure reducing valve (PRV) for a steam reducing station when a gasket from a connector that was between the strainer and the PRV ruptured. Steam was released injuring Employee #1 and causing second-degree burns to his upper and lower extremities and to his midsection. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) were dispatched to the scene where they found Employee #1 sitting in a chair outside of the room where the accident occurred. Steam continued to billow out of the room for several minutes after the EMTs arrived. Employee #1 was laid on the ground and blankets were placed over him until the ambulance arrived and transported him to the hospital where he died a week later.
Keywords: burn, heat, steam line, gasket, torso, equipment failure, steam, arm, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309411718 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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