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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $240 $0 $0 $0 $0 $240
Current Penalty $240 $0 $0 $0 $0 $240
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100252 D02 VIC 12/24/1986 12/27/1986 $240 $240 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100252 D02 XV 12/24/1986 12/27/1986 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other ARM0036 A 12/24/1986 12/27/1986 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02002 Other ARM0037 A 12/24/1986 12/27/1986 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 692368 Event: 10/04/1986Grain-Dust Fire And Explosion Caused By Torch
ON OCTOBER 4, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CUTTING SCREW CONVEYOR BRACKETS WITH AN ACETYLENE TORCH SO THAT THE CONVEYOR COULD BE REMOVED FROM WAREHOUSE #1. THE CONVEYOR WAS ATTACHED TO OVERHEAD STEEL BEAMS. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING ON A TWO-TIER HIGH WORK STAND. THE SCREW CONVEYOR WAS COVERED WITH AN ACCUMULATION OF GRAIN DUST. SOME HOT SLAG DROPPED ONTO THE SCREW CONVEYOR, CAUSING SOME OF THE DUST TO BECOME AIRBORNE AND IGNITE. THE SMALL, PRIMARY EXPLOSION DISTURBED MORE DUST, CAUSING IT TO BECOME AIRBORNE AND RESULTED IN THE LARGER, SECONDARY EXPLOSION. EMPLOYEE #1 SUFFERED SECOND DEGREE BURNS OVER 70% OF HIS BODY. HE DIED FROM COMPLICATIONS 8 DAYS LATER.
Keywords: burn, acetylene torch, screw conveyor, warehouse, fire, explosion, molten metal, grain dust
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3309598 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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