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Inspection: 316908938 - Freeman Gas & Electric Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Winston-Salem

Nr: 316908938Report ID: 0453720Open Date: 05/02/2013

Freeman Gas & Electric Co., Inc.
Valley View Road
Robbinsville, NC 28771
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5984/Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Bottled Gas) Dealers
NAICS: 454312/Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Bottled Gas) Dealers
Mailing: P.O. Box 4366, Spartanburg, SC 29305

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/12/2013
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/12/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100076603    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $11,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,600
Current Penalty $4,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100138 A 08/13/2013 08/23/2013 $0 $5,600 $0 09/17/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100219 D01 08/13/2013 08/23/2013 $2,100 $3,000 $0 09/17/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100219 E01I 08/13/2013 08/23/2013 $0 $0 $0 09/17/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19101200 E01 08/13/2013 08/23/2013 $2,100 $3,000 $0 09/17/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02001 Other 19100023 C01 08/13/2013 08/16/2013 $0 $0 $0 09/17/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 02002 Other 19100024 H 08/13/2013 08/16/2013 $0 $0 $0 09/17/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200075299Event: 05/01/2013Three Employees Suffers Burns When Propanes Vapors Ignites
On May 1, 2013, Employees #1, 2, and 3 were transferring propane from a 250 gallon tank to a 500 gallon tank. The employees were discharging the propane that was still in a 25-ft line, approximately 0.5 gallon of propane, when the vapors from the propane ignited causing the employees to be burned. Employees #1, 2, and 3 were taken to an area hospital, where they were treated for burns to their bodies. The employees remained hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, fire, propane, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316908938 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 316908938 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 316908938 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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