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Inspection: 311964886 - Tank Builders, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 311964886Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 08/13/2009

Tank Builders, Inc.
13007 1/2 Old Barn Drive
Richmond, TX 77469
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1791/Structural Steel Erection
NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
Mailing: 13400 Trinity Blvd, Euless, TX 76040

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:08/13/2009
Close Case:01/04/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $5,000 $5,000
Current Penalty
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/28/2009 01/11/2010 $0 $2,500 $0 01/07/2010 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19260353 B01 12/28/2009 01/11/2010 $0 $2,500 $0 01/07/2010 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201924941Event: 08/12/2009Employee Dies Of Hyperthermia At A Water Tank
At approximately 3:15 pm, on August 12, 2009, Employee #1 of Tank Builders, Inc., was found unresponsive on a scaffold in the residential water tank where he was performing stick welding on the interior overhead of the tank. He was removed from the tank, and emergency services summoned, but he could not be revived. The medical examiner determined that core body temperature of Employee #1 exceeded 109 degrees Fahrenheit, indicating that the preliminary cause of death was hyperthermia.
Keywords: water tank, welding
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311964886 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Welders and cutters

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