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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 677906 - Sioux Service Center

Inspection Information - Office: Bismarck

Nr: 677906Report ID: 0830300Open Date: 03/28/1985

Sioux Service Center
Highway 81 North
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7538/General Automotive Repair Shops

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/29/1985
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:07/29/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360636542    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $720 $0 $0 $0 $0 $720
Current Penalty $360 $0 $0 $0 $0 $360
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 XIII 04/11/1985 04/14/1985 $360 $720 $0 04/23/1985 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100252 D03 I 04/11/1985 04/14/1985 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14535223Event: 03/26/1985Welder Ignited Fumes Around Fuel Tank, Explosion Occurred
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WELDING A BOLT ON THE SIDE OF A SERVICE FUEL OIL TANK, LOCATED IN THE BACK OF A PICKUP TRUCK. HE WAS USING A WIRE WELDING MACHINE. THE ACCOMPANYING HEAT BUILDUP IGNITED THE VAPORS PRESENT AROUND THE TANK, CAUSING AN EXPLOSION. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS KILLED. THE ADJACENT BUILDING WAS BURNED TO THE GROUND.
Keywords: heat, flammable vapors, fire, oil tank, welding, explosion, fuel oil
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 677906 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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