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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313150146 - Austin Powder Company

Inspection Information - Office: Columbus

Nr: 313150146Report ID: 0522500Open Date: 07/28/2009

Austin Powder Company
430 Powder Plant Rd., St. Rt. 677
Mcarthur, OH 45651
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2892/Explosives
NAICS: 325920/Explosives Manufacturing
Mailing: P.O. Box 317, Mcarthur, OH 45651

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/13/2010
Close Case:03/09/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $35,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $35,000
Current Penalty $22,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/13/2010 02/15/2010 $4,550 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100038 F01 01/13/2010 02/15/2010 $4,550 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100119 O01 01/13/2010 03/03/2010 $4,550 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100165 B01 01/13/2010 02/15/2010 $4,550 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19101030 F03 01/13/2010 03/03/2010 $4,550 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200758860Event: 07/28/2009Three Employees Are Injured In Explosion, One Later Dies
An explosion occurred on July 28, 2009, at a powder plant. There were three employees life-flighted to the hospital. The employee operating the equipment where the explosion occurred was reported to have burns over 90-percent of her body and her left leg was amputated at the knee. Another employee was working on another piece of equipment in the same room. The third employee was in an adjacent room. The most severely injured employee (Employee #1) died on September 01, 2009. The other two employees were treated for their injuries and released on July 31, 2009. Their injuries included concussions, acute hearing loss, cuts and possible broken bones.
Keywords: burn, fracture, head, amputated, explosion, hearing loss, laceration, concussion, powder, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313150146 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 313150146 Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Occupation not reported
3 313150146 Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Occupation not reported

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