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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313786865 - The Baker-Shindler Contracting Company

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo

Nr: 313786865Report ID: 0524700Open Date: 02/11/2011

The Baker-Shindler Contracting Company
525 Cleveland Avenue
Defiance, OH 43512
Union Status: Union
SIC: 5211/Lumber and Other Building Materials Dealers
NAICS: 444190/Other Building Material Dealers

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/11/2011
Close Case:05/24/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202101838 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $8,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,400
Current Penalty $4,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100252 A03 I 04/14/2011 05/31/2011 $4,200 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100252 A03 II 04/14/2011 05/31/2011 $0 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202089660Event: 02/10/2011Employee Is Injured In Explosion
On February 10, 2011, an employee was using an oxygen-acetylene torch to cut the lid off of a 55 gallon steel drum. The drum previously contained used motor oil, hydraulic oil and gasoline that came from the servicing of their vehicles. When the cutting began, an explosion occurred and the employee was thrown back sustaining severe injuries to the back of his head and his face. The bungs were still on the drum at the time of the cutting which caused both ends of the drum to blow off. The employee was taken to the Defiance hospital and then air lifted to Toledo, Ohio, where he was hospitalized and treated for fractured head.
Keywords: oxygen, fracture, head, acetylene torch, drum, gas, explosion, toxic fumes, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313786865 Hospitalized injury Fracture Truck drivers, heavy

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