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Inspection: 310891858 - Labor Ready Northwest Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 5

Nr: 310891858Report ID: 1055350Open Date: 03/28/2007

Labor Ready Northwest Inc
1610 South Broadway
Othello, WA 98848
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7363/Help Supply Services
NAICS: 561320/Temporary Help Services
Mailing: Attn: Mike Stevens, Regional S Po Box 2910, Tacoma, WA 98401

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/07/2007
Emphasis: L:ConstrClose Case:07/15/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102367885    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $14,000 $0 $0 $21,000
Current Penalty $3,500 $0 $14,000 $0 $0 $17,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Repeat 155001000102 09/21/2007 08/01/2008 $14,000 $14,000 $0 10/01/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Repeat 155001100307 09/21/2007 08/01/2008 $0 $0 $0 10/01/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 1550010001 C 09/21/2007 08/01/2008 $3,500 $7,000 $0 10/01/2007 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202366670Event: 03/28/2007Employee Is Killed, Four Are Burned In Tank Fire
On March 28, 2007, Employee #1 and #2 were using a ventilation fan on an approximately 15,000 gallon capacity super unleaded storage tank for a permit required confined space entry when a fireball erupted from the tank causing a fatal and severe trauma to Employee #1, burning and causing severe burns and scalding to his assistant, Employee #2. The accident also caused burning and causing burns and scalding to Lawrence Oil Employees #3 and #4 dispensing diesel fuels into a tanker. The accident also caused burns and scalding to Employee #5 of Ulrich/Labor Ready who was tending a pneumatic pump for dispensing diesel fuel to the tanker.
Keywords: burn, head, flammable liquid, fire, smoke
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310891858 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 310891858 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 310891858 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 310891858 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 310891858 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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