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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 996555.015 - United States Steel Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham

Nr: 996555.015Report ID: 0418300Open Date: 09/22/2014

United States Steel Corporation
5700 Valley Rd
Fairfield, AL 35064
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 331111/Iron and Steel Mills
Mailing: 5700 Valley Rd, Fairfield, AL 35064

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/23/2014
Close Case:04/27/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint915837 Yes  
 Accident909528    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 1 7
Current Violations 6 1 7
Initial Penalty $37,900 $70,000 $0 $0 $0 $107,900
Current Penalty $34,110 $0 $63,000 $0 $0 $97,110
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100037 A03 03/20/2015 05/06/2016 $6,300 $7,000 $0 04/10/2015 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Serious 19100037 B02 03/20/2015 05/06/2016 $4,950 $5,500 $0 04/10/2015 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 01003A Serious 19100147 C04 II B 03/20/2015 05/06/2016 $6,300 $7,000 $0 04/10/2015 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 01003B Serious 19100147 C04 II D 03/20/2015 05/06/2016 $0 $0 $0 04/10/2015 J - ALJ Decision
  5. 01004 Serious 19100147 C06 I 03/20/2015 05/06/2016 $6,300 $7,000 $0 04/10/2015 J - ALJ Decision
  6. 01005 Serious 5A0001 03/20/2015 05/06/2016 $6,300 $7,000 $0 04/10/2015 J - ALJ Decision
  7. 01006 Serious 19100151 C 03/20/2015 05/06/2016 $3,960 $4,400 $0 04/10/2015 J - ALJ Decision
  8. 02001 Repeat 5A0001 03/20/2015 05/06/2016 $63,000 $70,000 $0 04/10/2015 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 68157.015Event: 09/21/2014Two Workers Are Killed And One Hospitalized From Oxygen Syst
At 4:00 p.m. on September 21, 2014, three employees were using a chain fall to manually assist the closing of a pneumatic Claudius Peters (CP) metering valve in the "X" furnace High-Calcium Lime Flux System while it was pressurized with about 165 psig of gaseous oxygen. An oxygen fire resulted in an explosion at the CP valve, resulting in Employees #1 and #2 suffering third-degree burns to 98 percent of their bodies, and Employee #3 76 percent of his body. Both Employee #1 and #2 killed as a result of their injuries, and Employee #3 was hospitalized and treated.
Keywords: oxygen, pressure piping, lockout/tagout, burn, compressed gas, fire, explosion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 996555.015 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations
2 996555.015 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations
3 996555.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations

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