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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 101650323 - Grandview Hospital And Medical Center

Inspection Information - Office: Cincinnati

Nr: 101650323Report ID: 0522000Open Date: 04/10/1987

Grandview Hospital And Medical Center
405 Grand Avenue
Dayton, OH 45405
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 8062/General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Mailing: 405 W. Grand Avenue, Dayton, OH 45405

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:04/14/1987
Close Case:12/24/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360543466    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 1 6
Current Violations 5 1 6
Initial Penalty $3,340 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,340
Current Penalty $1,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19101047 D03 I 04/20/1987 05/24/1987 $400 $720 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19101047 E01 04/20/1987 05/07/1987 $400 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19101047 J01 I 04/20/1987 05/07/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01003 Serious 19101047 G01 IV 04/20/1987 04/30/1987 $400 $560 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19101047 H01 III 04/20/1987 05/23/1987 $300 $560 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01005A Serious 19101047 I01 IA 04/20/1987 05/07/1987 $400 $800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01005B Serious 19101047 I02 IB 04/20/1987 05/07/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 02001 Other 19101047 K02 II 04/20/1987 05/07/1987 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14379820Event: 04/08/1987Eight Employees Exposed To Ethylene Oxide
ON APRIL 8,1987, SEVERAL EMPLOYEES WERE CLEANING, STERILIZING AND PACKING MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS AT THE CENTRAL PROCESSING AREA. ONE OF TWO GAS STERILIZATION UNITS, MODEL 2025, MANUFACTURED BY AMSCO, WAS BEING RUN BY EMPLOYEE #3. THE OTHER UNIT WAS NOT BEING USED. THE STERILIZER USES A GAS MIXTURE OF 12% ETHYLENE OXIDE AND 88% FREON. AT ABOUT 9 PM THAT DAY THE STERILIZER BECAME OVERPRESSURED AND RELEASED AN UNKNOWN QUANTITY OF STERILIZER GAS VIA A RELIEF VALVE. THE AREA WAS EVACUATED 5 TO 15 MINUTES LATER. INVESTIGATING EMPLOYEES #1,#5, AND #8, PLUS A MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEE DID NOT USE ANY RESPIRATORY PROTECTION DURING THEIR INVESTIGATION. EXPOSURE WAS CONFIRMED THROUGH THE USE OF A LEAK DETECTOR WHICH INDICATES THE PRESENCE OF ETO AT 10 PPM, AND DID PROVIDE SUCH INDICATION AT THE TIME OF THE LEAK. EIGHT EMPLOYEES WERE SENT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AND ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL OVERNIGHT FOR OBSERVATION. SOME TESTS WERE RUN. ALL EIGHT EMPLOYEES WERE RELEASED THE NEXT DAY. THEY SUFFERED NO HARMFUL EFFECTS FROM THE EXPOSURE.
Keywords: respiratory, ethylene oxide, inhalation, high pressure, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101650323 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
2 101650323 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
3 101650323 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
4 101650323 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
5 101650323 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
6 101650323 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
7 101650323 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
8 101650323 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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