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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 101182566 - Ravenswood Aluminum Cororation

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston

Nr: 101182566Report ID: 0316400Open Date: 06/18/1990

Ravenswood Aluminum Cororation
Route 2, South
Ravenswood, WV 26164
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3353/Aluminum Sheet, Plate, and Foil
Mailing: Post Office Box 98, Ravenswood, WV 26164

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/26/1990
Close Case:11/14/1994

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 6 6
Initial Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000
Current Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/17/1990 12/01/1990 $900 $900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100022 A02 09/17/1990 12/01/1990 $500 $500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100145 C03 09/17/1990 10/15/1990 $500 $500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100160 B04 09/17/1990 10/15/1990 $700 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100160 B05 09/17/1990 10/15/1990 $600 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100160 B17 09/17/1990 09/25/1990 $800 $800 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14232300Event: 06/18/1990Employees Die From Carbon Dioxide Spill
Employees #1 and #2, plant security guards, descended a stairway to the basement underneath a cold rolling mill to reset a carbon dioxide extinguishing system. The system had been triggered when a small fire at the mill had broken out six hours earlier. These two employees knew there was a known concentration of carbon dioxide in the basement but left their self contained breathing apparatus units in their vehicle and took one self rescuer with them. They were discovered 30 minutes later at the bottom of the stairway and all efforts to revive them failed. Employee #1 and #2 were pronounced dead at Jackson General Hospital.
Keywords: fire ext system, asphyxiated, fire extinguisher, fire, scba, carbon dioxide, spill
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101182566 Fatality Asphyxia Protective service occupations, n.e.c.
2 101182566 Fatality Asphyxia Protective service occupations, n.e.c.

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