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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 895103.015 - Rieke Grading, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita

Nr: 895103.015Report ID: 0729700Open Date: 03/11/2013

Rieke Grading, Inc.
8200 Hedge Lane Terrace
Shawnee, KS 66227
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: 8200 Hedge Lane Terrace, Shawnee, KS 66227

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/19/2013
Close Case:02/04/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident808436    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $16,000 $0 $0 $400 $0 $16,400
Current Penalty $5,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100157 G02 06/18/2013 07/31/2013 $0 $2,000 $0 07/12/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100253 A04 06/18/2013 10/23/2013 $2,800 $2,800 $0 07/12/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100253 B04 I 06/18/2013 10/23/2013 $0 $2,800 $0 07/12/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004A Serious 19101200 E01 II 06/18/2013 10/23/2013 $2,800 $2,800 $0 07/12/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01004B Serious 19101200 H02 II 06/18/2013 10/23/2013 $0 $2,800 $0 07/12/2013 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 6. 01006 Serious 19101200 H03 I 06/18/2013 07/31/2013 $0 $2,800 $0 07/12/2013 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 7. 02001 Other 19030019 D01 05/22/2014 06/27/2014 $0 $400 $0 07/12/2013 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 42180.015Event: 03/11/2013Employee Using A Welding Torch Is Killed When Vapors Explode
At 9:30 a.m. on March 11, 2013, Employee #1, employed by an excavation company, was doing maintenance work on a vacuum unit truck. He was operating a welding torch to unfreeze either a gate or brake valve. The containment unit's gate valves were open, and flammable vapors inside the containment unit exploded. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: torch, explosion, head, ignition system, motor vehicle, flammable vapors, construction, truck, valve, welding
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 895103.015 Fatality Other Hazardous Materials Removal Worker

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