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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309443943 - Harsco - American Welding & Tank

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo

Nr: 309443943Report ID: 0524700Open Date: 10/31/2006

Harsco - American Welding & Tank
721 Graham Drive
Fremont, OH 43420
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3443/Fabricated Plate Work (Boiler Shops)
NAICS: 332420/Metal Tank (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/20/2006
Close Case:02/16/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202099073 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
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 5A0001 01/26/2007 01/31/2007 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202087987Event: 10/31/2006Worker Is Burned When Propane Gas Release Ignites
At approximately 6:45 a.m. on October 31, 2006, an employee for Harsco-American Welding & Tank, did not flare and remove at least one valve from a 500-gallon propane tank before bringing it into a building. Once inside the building, the employee removed the pressure relief valve. After the valve was removed, propane gas was released from the tank, and a gas-fired heater, located in the ceiling of the building, ignited the gas. The employee burned his hands and face. He was not hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, venting, valve, propane, face, tank, hand, pressure release
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309443943 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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