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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $36,450 $0 $0 $0 $0 $36,450
Current Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3314 C 04/09/2008 04/19/2008 $14,400 $21,600 $0 04/15/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3314 G 04/09/2008 04/19/2008 $0 $14,850 $0 04/15/2008 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202506382 Event: 11/16/2007Employee Sustains Thermal Burns
At approximately 10:21 a.m. on November 16, 2007, Employee #1 was pressure washing trays located inside the beer column located at the corner of the plant. The beer column is considered a confined space and two attendants and a safety coordinator were near the beer column at the time of the accident. While Employee #1 was inside of the beer column, the boilers remained operational and maintained steam pressure in the system at approximately 100 psi. The manual steam blocker valve was not in the closed position and steam bypassed the manual steam blocker valve and the steam control valve. The steam heated the water in the beer feed preheater, causing boiling water to travel through the beer feed line into the beer column. Employee #1 was inside the beer column and sustained burns to his face, bilateral upper extremities, and back. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, confined space, boiler, torso, steam, back, valve, face, hot water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311068761 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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