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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314405994 - Airgas East

Inspection Information - Office: Hartford

Nr: 314405994Report ID: 0112000Open Date: 06/24/2011

Airgas East
340 Murphy Road
Hartford, CT 06114
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5984/Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Bottled Gas) Dealers
NAICS: 454312/Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Bottled Gas) Dealers

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/24/2011
Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:AmputationsClose Case:03/13/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202003125 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $7,000 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $2,000 $0 $2,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100138 A 07/19/2011 02/24/2012 $2,000 $7,000 $0 08/08/2011 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200083962Event: 06/24/2011Employee Gets Finger Amputated
On June 24, 2011 Employee #1 had a two finger amputation when he was loading a 47 gallon argon gas cylinder on a wheeled cylinder cart. The locking pin was not fully engaged which caused the cylinder to slide off the cart. Employee #1 grabbed the cylinder as it slid off the cart. The fingers were caught in between the cylinder and the cart amputating the fingers. Employee #1 was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Keywords: amputated, cylinder, finger, locking pins, caught between, cart
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314405994 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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