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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 7 10
Current Violations 2 8 10
Initial Penalty $14,175 $0 $0 $1,250 $0 $15,425
Current Penalty $4,050 $0 $0 $1,060 $0 $5,110
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 23400021 06/15/2007 07/12/2007 $75 $110 $0 07/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 23400022 A 06/15/2007 07/12/2007 $185 $280 $0 07/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 23400023 06/15/2007 07/05/2007 $165 $250 $0 07/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 25000009 A 06/15/2007 07/05/2007 $75 $110 $0 07/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Other 3203 A 06/15/2007 07/18/2007 $150 $225 $0 07/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006 Other 3249 B 06/15/2007 07/12/2007 $75 $110 $0 07/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01007 Other 5194 E01 06/15/2007 07/18/2007 $110 $165 $0 07/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 02001 Other 23400017 A 06/15/2007 07/05/2007 $225 $4,725 $0 07/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 03001 Serious 5149 06/15/2007 06/21/2007 $2,700 $6,300 $0 07/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 04001 Serious 5162 A 06/15/2007 07/12/2007 $1,350 $3,150 $0 07/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201070638 Event: 04/05/2007Employee Dies In Freezer Of Asphyxiation
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on April 5, 2007, Employee #1, the owner of a coffee house and ice cream shop, arrived to work with his son. He entered the freezer to examine the new door, which had been replaced the day before because the original freezer door was old and had been leaking. The freezer, where the bulk of the ice cream was stored, was located in a garage type building located behind the main business. The items in the freezer were kept cold during the repair with blocks of dry ice in plastic bags scattered inside the freezer. After a half hour, the son began to look for Employee #1. The son discovered his body inside the freezer and was unable to revive him. Readings inside the freezer were found to be at toxic levels of carbon dioxide and deficient levels of oxygen, possibly due to the dry ice off-gassing. The new door was also found to create a vacuum seal on the door opening, making the door nearly impossible to open for 90 seconds after it had been closed. The cause of death was determined to be carbon dioxide exposure and asphyxiation.
Keywords: asphyxiated, vapor, carbon dioxide, freezer compartment, door
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310810973 Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors, food preparation & service occupation

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