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Inspection: 732834 - Hi-Tech Refractory Service, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 732834Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 10/30/1989

Hi-Tech Refractory Service, Inc.
2800 Decker Drive
Baytown, TX 77522
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1741/Masonry, Stone Setting, and Other Stone Work
Mailing: 1310 Underwood, Deer Park, TX 77536

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/11/1989
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:06/16/1993

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360971402    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 9 4 13
Current Violations 9 4 13
Initial Penalty $7,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,800
Current Penalty $3,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100134 A02 02/27/1990 03/07/1990 $633 $1,000 $0 03/22/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100134 B01 02/27/1990 03/07/1990 $633 $1,000 $0 03/22/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100134 E03 02/27/1990 03/07/1990 $0 $0 $0 03/22/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19100134 B08 02/27/1990 03/07/1990 $433 $1,000 $0 03/22/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19100145 C03 02/27/1990 03/07/1990 $433 $1,000 $0 03/22/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01005 Serious 19100252 D02 IV 02/27/1990 03/07/1990 $433 $1,000 $0 03/22/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01006 Serious 19100252 D02 XIVE 02/27/1990 03/07/1990 $433 $1,000 $0 03/22/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 01007 Serious 19100252 E04 IV 02/27/1990 03/07/1990 $433 $1,000 $0 03/22/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 01008 Serious 19101200 E01 02/27/1990 03/19/1990 $233 $400 $0 03/22/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 01009 Serious 19101200 H 02/27/1990 03/19/1990 $233 $400 $0 03/22/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 02001 Other 19100020 G01 02/27/1990 03/19/1990 $0 $0 $0 03/22/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 02002 Other 19100020 G01 II 02/27/1990 03/19/1990 $0 $0 $0 03/22/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 02003 Other 19100020 G01 III 02/27/1990 03/19/1990 $0 $0 $0 03/22/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  14. 02004 Other 19100020 G02 02/27/1990 03/19/1990 $0 $0 $0 03/22/1990 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14240410Event: 10/28/1989Employee Killed Due To Lack Of Oxygen
Employee #1 was doing a welding repair to the dip leg inside a cyclone. Employee #1 died from asphyxiation caused by lack of oxygen resulting from excess argon build-up in this confined space. Argon gas is used as a purge during arc-welding operation.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, asphyxiated, welding, arc welding, argon
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 732834 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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