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Inspection: 314938408 - Melvin Revis Dba M&R Scrap Metal & Services

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Winston-Salem

Nr: 314938408Report ID: 0453720Open Date: 05/03/2011

Melvin Revis Dba M&R Scrap Metal & Services
1567 Fairview Road
Marion, NC 28752
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5093/Scrap and Waste Materials
NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/26/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/09/2011
Emphasis: S:Program Improvements

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100075233    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $300
Current Penalty $300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $300
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 07/26/2011 08/19/2011 $300 $300 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 19100252 B02 IIH 07/26/2011 08/19/2011 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200074722Event: 04/28/2011Two Employees Are Burned When Flammable Vapors Ignite
On April 28, 2011, two employees were working at a scrap metal dealer. Employee #1 was removing a valve stem assembly from a scrapped, 5-gallon LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) cylinder. Employee #2 was using an oxy-propane (apparently oxygen-propane) cutting torch to cut-up scrap metal pieces. The two employees were approximately 6 feet apart. LPG vapors escaped from the cylinder, blew towards Employee #2, and were ignited by the lit torch. Both employees sustained serious burns, and they were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, dismantling, flammable vapors, fire, torch, lpg container, skin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314938408 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction
2 314938408 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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