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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 444073.015 - Arens Controls Company, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Chicago North

Nr: 444073.015Report ID: 0524200Open Date: 05/22/2012

Arens Controls Company, Llc
3602 N. Kennicott Avenuenull
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 336399/All Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Mailing: 3602 N. Kennicott Avenuenull, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:11/14/2012
Close Case:03/11/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $26,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,100
Current Penalty $26,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 11/20/2012 01/09/2013 $6,300 $6,300 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C04 I 11/20/2012 01/09/2013 $6,300 $6,300 $0 Z - Issued
  3. 01003 Serious 19100307 B 11/20/2012 01/09/2013 $4,500 $4,500 $0 Z - Issued
  4. 01004 Serious 19100307 C03 11/20/2012 01/09/2013 $6,300 $6,300 $0 Z - Issued
  5. 01005 Serious 19101200 G01 11/20/2012 01/09/2013 $2,700 $2,700 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 17715.015Event: 05/22/2012Employee Is Killed By Explosion Of Hod Chamber
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on May 22, 2012, Employee #1 was troubleshooting a th ermal chamber, evaluating a Hydrogen on Demand (HOD) unit. The chamber was repo rted inoperative that morning. Two units were being tested on a work bench and they were connected by an exhaust hose to an HOD inside the test chamber. The g as was not properly exhausted and began to back up into the hose that was attach ed to the HOD. Employee #1 removed the side panel on the chamber and it explode d while he were standing in front of it. The local fire department responded an d pulled Employee #1 from the building. Employee #1 was killed as a result of b lunt force trauma to his head and body caused by the explosion.
Keywords: exhaust fumes, explosion, head
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 444073.015 Fatality

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