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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316890078 - Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 1

Nr: 316890078Report ID: 0352410Open Date: 01/02/2013

Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Bates Middle School, 701 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Union Status: Union
SIC: 8211/Elementary and Secondary Schools
NAICS: 611110/Elementary and Secondary Schools
Mailing: 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/14/2013
Emphasis: L:Pubsec, S:Public SectorClose Case:05/01/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102596988    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100132 D01 02/21/2013 03/01/2013 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 19100132 D02 02/21/2013 03/01/2013 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 19100132 F01 02/21/2013 04/09/2013 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01004 Other 19100138 A 02/21/2013 03/01/2013 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202655866Event: 01/02/2013Employees Are Exposed To Gas And Smoke When Boiler Explodes
On January 2, 2013, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were responding to work orders to an over-heating issue, and an oil leak in boiler #1. Upon arrival they contacted the head custodian at the school about the problems. Employee #1 was repairing the leak and Employee #2 was cleaning up the leaking oil. Employee #1 repaired the leaking flare fitting, and started the procedures to re-fire boiler #1. Employee #2 was also located in front of boiler #1 and began cleaning up the leaking oil. Employee #1 fired the boiler and within seconds an explosion occurred in the breaching and duct of boiler #1 causing a large amount of soot and duct insulation fell on the employees. Employee #1 and #2 were transported to Bayview Medical Center, where they were treated for exposure to soot, dust, gas fumes, vapor mist and smoke to their lungs. The employees remains hospitalized.
Keywords: leak, lung, boiler, cleaning, ignition system, lubricating fluid, explosion, overheated, dust inhalation, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316890078 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Helpers, mechanics and repairers
2 316890078 Hospitalized injury Other Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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