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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315561266 - Kantner Iron And Steel, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Pittsburgh

Nr: 315561266Report ID: 0317500Open Date: 08/15/2011

Kantner Iron And Steel, Inc.
3825 Whistler Road
Stoystown, PA 15563
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5093/Scrap and Waste Materials
NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 365 Bassett Road, Hooversville, PA 15936

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/14/2011
Close Case:11/08/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $7,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,800
Current Penalty $7,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100132 D01 10/17/2011 11/04/2011 $1,800 $1,800 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100132 D01 I 10/17/2011 10/25/2011 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002 Serious 19100252 A03 I 10/17/2011 10/20/2011 $4,200 $4,200 $0 -
  4. 01003 Serious 19100253 E05 V 10/17/2011 10/20/2011 $1,800 $1,800 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200542165Event: 08/12/2011Employee Dies After Gunpowder Explosion
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on August 12, 2011, Employee #1, with Kantner Iron and Steel, Inc., was using a propane/oxygen torch to remove locks from a container to check its contents for recyclable items. He was unaware that the container held approximately 100 pounds of F-4 black gunpowder. While removing the second lock, a large explosion burned Employee #1. He was transported to a local hospital and then transferred to a Pittsburgh hospital, where he later died.
Keywords: burn, torch, explosion, powder
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315561266 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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