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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000
Current Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100106 E06 I 08/14/2009 08/28/2009 $4,000 $4,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200625309 Event: 04/04/2009Employee Is Burned In Fuel Tank Explosion, Is Killed
At approximately 4:35 a.m. on April 4, 2009, Employee #1 was checking the fuel level in a diesel fuel storage tank. The diesel fuel storage tank is mounted to the chassis on a 48-ft commercial refrigeration trailer. Employee #1 removed the cap to the fuel tank. The fuel tank did not have a fuel gauge installed. Since it was dark and there was not sufficient lighting to visually confirm the fuel level, Employee #1 used a cigarette lighter to illuminate the interior of the fuel tank. When the employee flicked the lighter, the fuel vapors ignited, spraying Employee #1 and the left front side of the trailer with fuel. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: burn, vapor, explosion, fuel oil, trailer, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313450009 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Traffic, shipping and receiving clerks

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