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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 308786318 - Southern States Chemical

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh


Inspection Nr: 308786318
Report ID: 0453710
Open Date: 09/20/2005

Site Address:
Southern States Chemical
2600 Hwy 421 North
Wilmington, NC 28401

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 325188/All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 01/13/2006

Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing

Emphasis: S:Program Improvements

Close Case:04/27/2006

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100356914
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $1,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,750
Current Penalty $1,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,600
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. 01001A Serious 19100132 A 03/09/2006 03/14/2006 $800 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01001B Serious 19100132 D01 I 03/09/2006 03/14/2006 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01002 Serious 95012901 03/09/2006 03/14/2006 $800 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200355279
Event: 09/11/2005
Employee Dies From Severe Chemical Burn

On September 11, 2005, Employee #1 was working at a chemical plant. A sulfuric acid spill occurred in one of the containment areas of the facility, where a diluter tank overfilled. Approximately 1500- to 2000-gallons of 93-sulfuric-acid was released into the space. Employee #1 entered the containment area where the spill occurred and was overcome by the sulfuric acid, receiving second- and third-degree burns on his entire body. Employee #1 died approximately one month following the accident due to the complications with his injury. The accident investigation revealed that the causal factors leading to the fatal incident included poor lighting and lack of proper personal protective equipment.

Keywords:burn, ppe, control lever, chemical burn, spill, tank, mech malfunction, chemical

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308786318 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Miscellaneous plant and system operators
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