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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316695659 - Custom Crushing And Recycling Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 316695659Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 09/26/2012

Custom Crushing And Recycling Inc
42405 Co Hwy 128
Battle Lake, MN 56515
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5093/Scrap and Waste Materials
NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 36930 Jeff Lake Rd, Richville, MN 56576

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/12/2012
Close Case:05/04/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $52,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $52,800
Current Penalty $13,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 182065308 12/31/2012 01/28/2013 $210 $350 $0 01/21/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100252 A02XIII C 12/31/2012 01/28/2013 $1,470 $2,450 $0 01/21/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100252 A03I 12/31/2012 01/28/2013 $10,000 $25,000 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100252 A03II 12/31/2012 01/28/2013 $1,920 $25,000 $0 01/21/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200515724Event: 09/24/2012Employee Is Injured In Explosion And Later Dies
On September 24, 2012, Employee #1 and coworkers were removing a gas tank on a John Deere 55 combine farming equipment at a scrap metal recycling facility. One coworker was removing the metal straps holding the gas tank with a cutting torch. The left strap had been cut all the way and the right strap was being cut when the gas tank exploded. The tank had not been inspected or emptied prior to removal. The explosion burned three employees. One coworker was burned on the fingers of his right hand while putting the fire out. The second coworker was burned across the entire arm. Employee #1 suffered second-degree burns on his arm and third-degree burns on his neck and face. The employees were transported to the burn unit of a medical center. Employee #1 later died at the hospital. The other employees received medical attention and were then released from the hospital. The combine tractor was crushed and hauled from the site.
Keywords: torch, explosion, scrap metal, gasoline, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316695659 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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