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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $2,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,000
Current Penalty $1,440 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,440
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100038 A04 03/17/1989 04/21/1989 $720 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100134 A02 03/17/1989 04/21/1989 $720 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14421523 Event: 02/14/1989Four Employees Suffer Overexposure To Chlorine Gas
The offal room foreman placed contaminated boots and aprons in a 32 gallon plastic pail in an equipment wash room adjacent to the office room. He dumped a half gallon of chlorine bleach into the pail. He then obtained a gallon of Henkel Bonchem acid 300 (60 percent phosphoric acid) and poured it into the pail. He then began to add water. A violent reaction occurred and chlorine gas was given off. The office room workers evacuated themselves. Employees #1 through #4, three clean-up employees without ppe and another employee, were hospitalized.
Keywords: bleach, work rules, phosphoric acid, chlorine, chemical reaction, chemical burn, toxic fumes, overexposure
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100882844 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
2 100882844 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
3 100882844 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
4 100882844 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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