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Inspection: 314368515 - Amtec Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham

 

Inspection Nr: 314368515
Report ID: 0418300
Open Date: 05/05/2010

Site Address:
Amtec Corporation
Bldg 7352 Test Area 10
Huntsville, AL 35898

Mailing Address:
500 Wynn Drive, Suite 314, Huntsville, AL 35816

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:2899

NAICS: 325998/All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/03/2010

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing

Emphasis: N:Dustexpl

Close Case:03/07/2013


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101275410
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 2 7
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $33,600 $112,000 $0 $0 $0 $145,600
Current Penalty $11,200 $56,000 $0 $0 $0 $67,200
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 Willful 19100106 D04 I 11/04/2010 11/12/2010 $56,000 $5,600 $0 11/26/2010 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100106 E06 I 11/04/2010 11/12/2010 $0 $5,600 $0 11/26/2010 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
3. 01003 Serious 19100106 E06 II 11/04/2010 11/12/2010 $0 $5,600 $0 11/26/2010 J - ALJ Decision Citation has been deleted.
4. 01004 Serious 19100132 A 11/04/2010 11/16/2010 $0 $5,600 $0 11/26/2010 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
5. 01005A Serious 19100106 E06 I 11/04/2010 11/12/2010 $5,200 $5,600 $0 11/26/2010 F - Formal Settlement  
6. 01005B Serious 19100132 A 11/04/2010 11/16/2010 $0 $5,600 $0 11/26/2010 F - Formal Settlement  
7. 02001 Serious 5A0001 11/04/2010 11/17/2010 $3,000 $56,000 $0 11/26/2010 F - Formal Settlement  
8. 02002 Serious 5A0001 11/04/2010 11/17/2010 $3,000 $56,000 $0 11/26/2010 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201273018
Event: 05/05/2010
Employees Die From Severe Burns At Fire And Explosion

On May 5, 2010, Employee #1, #2 and #3 of Amtec Corporation were working with Ammonia Perchlorate (AP) and N-Butanol with an experimental centrifuge to reclaim the AP. Employee #1 left the building while the other two continued to work in the building. An explosion took place and Employee #2 and Employee #3 suffered severe burns covering over 90% of their bodies. Both employees were transported to the hospital where they expired that evening.

Keywords:burn, explosion

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314368515 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
2 314368515 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
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