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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 103927687 - Uniroyal Plastics Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 103927687Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 05/11/1987

Uniroyal Plastics Inc.
312 North Hill Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3069/Fabricated Rubber Products, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:05/12/1987
Close Case:03/30/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint72302870   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $400
Current Penalty $400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 220008010100002 05/21/1987 06/01/1987 $400 $400 $0 06/27/1987 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14464358Event: 04/08/1987Employee Burned In Churn Fire When Xylene And Dust Ignite
At approximately 10:15 p.m. on April 8, 1987, Employee #1 was adding several bags of combustible dust and xylene to a 500 gallon churn. The xylene and dust ignited, burning Employee #1's arms and face. He sustained first-, second-, and third-degree burns over 17 percent of his body. Employee #1 died at the hospital due to unrelated circumstances.
Keywords: burn, work rules, xylene, fire, flowing material, arm, combustible dust, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103927687 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Mixing and blending machine operators

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