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Inspection: 312862253 - Parkway Iron & Metal Co., Inc. Dba Park Stein

Inspection Information - Office: Hasbrouck Heights

Nr: 312862253Report ID: 0214500Open Date: 11/20/2009

Parkway Iron & Metal Co., Inc. Dba Park Stein
613-639 Route 46 East
Clifton, NJ 07015
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5093/Scrap and Waste Materials
NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 613-639 Route 46 East / Po Box 2399, Clifton, NJ 07015

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/08/2010
Close Case:04/26/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202659694 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000
Current Penalty $2,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100132 A 03/24/2010 04/19/2010 $1,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100132 D01 03/24/2010 04/19/2010 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002A Serious 19100253 A04 03/24/2010 04/19/2010 $1,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01002B Serious 19101200 G08 03/24/2010 03/29/2010 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01002C Serious 19101200 H01 03/24/2010 03/29/2010 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201381191Event: 11/11/2009Employee Is Burned When Cutting Torch Explodes
On November 11, 2009, Employee #1 was cutting 1.5-in.-thick scrap steel with a torch in a designated cutting area of a scrap yard. The weather conditions were: 54 degrees Fahrenheit, 45% humidity, clear sky with 10 mile visibility, and 12.7 mph north winds with gusts up to 16.1 mph. The torch was a 36-in.-long Harris-style 6200 oxygen-propylene cutting torch with a 70 degree head. Another cutting employee was working in the area. Employee #1 was wearing a hard hat, shaded goggles, gauntlet welding gloves, safety shoes, and cotton clothing, none of which was flame-resistant. An explosion occurred near the torch's gas inlet hoses. Employee #1 was hospitalized at Saint Barnabas Burn Center for burns (up to third-degree) to his torso, right arm, and face (approximately 15% of his body surface area).
Keywords: burn, clothing, oxygen, ppe, fire, torch, explosion, scrap metal, propylene, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312862253 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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