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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $880 $0 $0 $0 $0 $880
Current Penalty $880 $0 $0 $0 $0 $880
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100133 A01 06/08/1987 06/12/1987 $400 $400 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100264 D01 V 06/08/1987 06/18/1987 $480 $480 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19100023 A08 06/08/1987 06/11/1987 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14380067 Event: 05/26/1987Six Employees Hospitalized After Inhaling Chlorine Gas
At approximately 5:05 a.m. on May 26, 1987, Employee #1 was performing routine checks of the liquid levels in the chemical storage tanks in a washroom. He started to pump what he thought was acid from an acid-labeled drum into the "sour" tank, which did contain acid. In fact, the liquid in the drum was bleach that had been diluted in preparation for use by an unknown worker. The bleach reacted with the acid, producing chlorine gas. Employees #1 through #6 were at their regular work stations when the gas cloud went through the plant. They were all hospitalized.
Keywords: bleach, work rules, inhalation, storage tank, chlorine, air contamination, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, toxic fumes, communication
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101373900 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
2 101373900 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
3 101373900 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
4 101373900 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
5 101373900 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
6 101373900 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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