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Inspection: 112901897 - Brentwood Industries, Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Harrisburg

 

Inspection Nr: 112901897
Report ID: 0316700
Open Date: 06/13/2000

Site Address:
Brentwood Industries, Incorporated
2101 Lehman Street
Lebanon, PA 17046

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:3089

NAICS: 0 


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/07/2000

Emphasis:

Close Case:02/15/2001


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360161988
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 11 3 14
Current Violations 11 3 14
Initial Penalty $43,125 $0 $0 $0 $69,375 $112,500
Current Penalty $43,125 $0 $0 $0 $69,375 $112,500
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/11/2000 12/14/2000 $2,125 $2,125 $0 -  
2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 12/11/2000 12/14/2000 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -  
3. 01003 Serious 5A0001 12/11/2000 12/14/2000 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -  
4. 01004 Serious 5A0001 12/11/2000 12/14/2000 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -  
5. 01005 Serious 5A0001 12/11/2000 02/28/2001 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -  
6. 01006 Serious 5A0001 12/11/2000 12/14/2000 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -  
7. 01007 Serious 5A0001 12/01/2000 12/06/2000 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -  
8. 01008 Serious 5A0001 12/11/2000 01/31/2001 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -  
9. 01009 Serious 19100027 D02 12/11/2000 12/14/2000 $2,000 $2,000 $0 -  
10. 01010 Serious 19100305 G01 I 12/11/2000 12/14/2000 $2,000 $2,000 $0 -  
11. 01011 Serious 19100305 B01 12/11/2000 12/14/2000 $2,000 $2,000 $0 -  
12. 02001 Unclass 5A0001 12/11/2000 12/14/2000 $23,125 $23,125 $0 -  
13. 02002 Unclass 19100022 A01 12/11/2000 12/14/2000 $23,125 $23,125 $0 -  
14. 02003 Unclass 19100307 B 12/11/2000 12/14/2000 $23,125 $23,125 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 14318786
Event: 06/12/2000
Six Employees Injured In Explosion Of Plastic Fines

At approximately 1:00 p.m. on June 12, 2000, Employees #1 through #6 were transferring a mixture of plastic fines and lubricants.; the additives were explosive when in a suspended state, as per the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). This transfer was performed by dumping the mixture from the mixer into a series of screw conveyors and then dropping the mixture from the top conveyor into a large metal silo. The transfer was approximately 75 percent complete when there was a small explosion in the #3 silo. The explosion shook the entire building and suspended large quantities of dust into the air. This dust then ignited and produced a large but quick dust explosion. The explosion blew out the walls and 50 percent of the roof. All of the six silos were damaged. Employees #1 through #6 sustained injuries ranging from first-, second-, and third-degree burns to shock, and Employees #1 through #3 were hospitalized overnight. The building was not designed as a Class 2, Division 1 location. None of the covers were dust tight, and there were no fire dams (chokes) to prevent the fire and explosion from spreading to other parts of the facility.

Keywords:burn, explosive mixing, work rules, fire, explosion, chemical reaction, plastic mfg, combustible dust, silo

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112901897 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 112901897 Non Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Occupation not reported
3 112901897 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 112901897 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
5 112901897 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
6 112901897 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
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