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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $4,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,300
Current Penalty $3,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100305 G01 III 01/17/1989 01/21/1989 $650 $800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100305 J02 II 01/17/1989 01/21/1989 $650 $800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19101200 H02 I 01/17/1989 03/03/1989 $900 $900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19101200 H02 II 01/17/1989 03/03/1989 $0 $900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19101200 H02 III 01/17/1989 03/03/1989 $900 $900 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 869032 Event: 12/12/1988Nine Employees Inhale Chlorine Gas
Employees #3, #6, and #9 improperly mixed a 12 1/2 percent bleach solution and a hydrochloric acid solution during a boilout procedure, which began in the beater room attached to a paper machine. The resulting chlorine gas affected Employees #1 through #9, either at their work stations or while passing through the beater room. Factors contributing to the accident include a lack of distinctive labeling for the tote bins containing acids and caustics; lack of written procedures for chemical additions; and poor evacuation procedures.
Keywords: hydrochloric acid, bleach, work rules, inhalation, chlorine, chemical reaction, process safety, toxic fumes, evacuation
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103130753 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
2 103130753 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
3 103130753 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
4 103130753 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
5 103130753 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
6 103130753 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
7 103130753 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
8 103130753 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
9 103130753 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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