by , on July 8, 2014

A worker suffered injuries from a flash fire while working inside a metal tank for industrial service company, Shar-Craft, Inc. The company has received $82,090 in fines for the incident from Cal/OSHA and was cited for “knowingly using an unauthorized electric lamp while the painter was working in an explosive atmosphere, for not having a permit to work in a confined space and for not having the proper ventilation or protective equipment for such a hazardous space, among other violations”. A fire ignited from a portable halogen lamp while the 37-year-old worker was working with a flammable coating being applied inside the walls of a large steel tank.

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