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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314775560 - Engine Specialists, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 314775560Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 12/19/2011

Engine Specialists, Llc
2516 East Bainbridge Ave.
Kenner, LA 70062
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7538/General Automotive Repair Shops
NAICS: 811111/General Automotive Repair

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/09/2012
Close Case:06/12/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102657079    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $4,200 $0 $0 $3,000 $0 $7,200
Current Penalty $250 $0 $0 $250 $0 $500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19101200 E01 04/09/2012 04/19/2012 $250 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19101200 H 04/09/2012 04/19/2012 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19040039 A 04/09/2012 04/17/2012 $250 $3,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200556827Event: 12/14/2011Employee Dies After Clothing Catches Fire
On December 14, 2011, Employee #1, a co-owner and mechanic with Engine Specialists, LLC, was draining gas from a vehicle's gas tank into five gallon buckets. Employee #1 was changing a fuel pump on a Toyota Land Cruiser. Employee #1 picked up the fuel pump to test it, which ignited gasoline vapors on his clothing, which burst into flames. Employee #1 ran toward the outside and ran past a gasoline spill that was still on the ground from earlier in the day, igniting it. Employee #1 ran back into the shop and collapsed. He was hospitalized and sustained third degree burns on 91 percent his body. Employee #1 died two days later.
Keywords: burn, clothing, open flame, vapor, automotive repair, pouring, fire, mechanic, gasoline, pump
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314775560 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Automobile mechanics

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