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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311467484 - Monarch Oil, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha

Nr: 311467484Report ID: 0728900Open Date: 07/13/2009

Monarch Oil, Inc.
2200 Avenue H E
Omaha, NE 68110
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2951/Asphalt Paving Mixtures and Blocks
NAICS: 324121/Asphalt Paving Mixture and Block Manufacturing
Mailing: P.O. Box 3189, Omaha, NE 68103

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/28/2009
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/14/2010
Emphasis: S:Hispanic

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202940789 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 1 7
Current Violations 5 1 6
Initial Penalty $27,000 $0 $25,000 $0 $0 $52,000
Current Penalty $31,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $31,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5A0001 09/15/2009 04/01/2010 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100023 C01 09/15/2009 04/01/2010 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100027 D01 II 09/15/2009 04/01/2010 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100027 D01 IV 09/15/2009 04/01/2010 $2,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100027 D03 09/15/2009 04/01/2010 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 6. 01006A Serious 19100132 A 09/15/2009 10/05/2009 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 7. 01006B Serious 19100132 D01 09/15/2009 10/05/2009 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 02001 Serious 19101200 H03 II 09/15/2009 10/09/2009 $14,500 $25,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200053601Event: 07/13/2009Employee Is Burned By Hot Asphalt During Transfer Operation
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on July 13, 2009, Employee #1 was one of three employees unloading asphalt product from rail cars and into storage tanks. During the transfer process, the system experienced an increase in pressure. The hose in use, a hot asphalt transfer hose, separated from its fitting. When the hose separated, heated asphalt product was released from the system via the open valve on the rail header. Employee #1 was positioned under the railcar when the asphalt covered him. The asphalt was approximately 240-degrees Fahrenheit at the time of the exposure. Employee #1 suffered severe burns and was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, railroad car, hose, hot asphalt, valve, pressure release
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311467484 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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