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Inspection: 103807780 - Town Of Enfield Water Pollution Control Plant

Inspection Information - Office: Connecticut Central

Nr: 103807780Report ID: 0150900Open Date: 05/31/1994

Town Of Enfield Water Pollution Control Plant
90 Parsons Road
Enfield, CT 06082
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4952/Sewerage Systems
Mailing: 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:06/09/1994
Close Case:11/28/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360737696    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 11 11
Current Violations 11 11
Initial Penalty $5,280 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,280
Current Penalty $2,640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,640
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100095 C01 09/22/1994 10/24/1994 $240 $480 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100120 Q01 09/22/1994 11/28/1994 $240 $480 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100120 Q06 I 09/22/1994 11/28/1994 $240 $480 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100133 A01 09/22/1994 10/03/1994 $200 $400 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005A Serious 19100134 B01 09/22/1994 11/28/1994 $200 $400 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  6. 01005B Serious 19100134 B10 09/22/1994 10/24/1994 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 01005C Serious 19100134 F02 I 09/22/1994 11/28/1994 $0 $0 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  8. 01006 Serious 19100151 C 09/22/1994 10/24/1994 $200 $400 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01007 Serious 19101200 E01 09/22/1994 10/24/1994 $280 $560 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 01008A Serious 19101200 F05 I 09/22/1994 10/03/1994 $280 $560 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 01008B Serious 19101200 F05 II 09/22/1994 10/03/1994 $0 $0 $0 -
  12. 01009 Serious 19101200 H02 IV 09/22/1994 10/24/1994 $280 $560 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  13. 01010 Serious 19101450 E01 09/22/1994 11/28/1994 $240 $480 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  14. 01011 Serious 19101450 F01 09/22/1994 11/28/1994 $240 $480 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14216360Event: 05/31/1994Seven Employees Suffer Overexposure To Chlorine Gas
At 7:45 a.m. on May 31, 1994, a tanker truck delivered sodium hypochlorite to a plant. Approximately 20 gallons were placed in a tank containing 200 gallons of ferric chloride. A reaction occurred that released chlorine gas outside the plant's main building. Employees #1 through #7 experienced short-term overexposure. All were sent to Johnson Memorial Hospital. Employees #1 and #2 were kept 48 hours for observation. The driver had been told three times that the connection was ferric chloride. The hypochlorite fill was 1,000 ft away from the ferric chloride fill. The plant did not verify that the truck was delivering sodium hypochlorite; a ferric chloride delivery was expected the same day. The plant had been using sodium hypochlorite for approximately one month. There were no written procedures for deliveries. Violations of 1910-120, 134, 1200 were found.
Keywords: respiratory, sodium hypochlorite, work rules, chlorine, chemical reaction, overexposure, tank, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103807780 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Water and sewage treatment plant operators
2 103807780 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Water and sewage treatment plant operators
3 103807780 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Water and sewage treatment plant operators
4 103807780 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Water and sewage treatment plant operators
5 103807780 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Water and sewage treatment plant operators
6 103807780 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Water and sewage treatment plant operators
7 103807780 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Water and sewage treatment plant operators

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