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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 104711874 - Chino Mines

Inspection Information - Office: New Mexico

Nr: 104711874Report ID: 0653510Open Date: 02/23/1988

Chino Mines
Hurley Smelter
Hurley, NM 88043
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3331/Primary Smelting and Refining of Copper
Mailing: 210 Cortez Avenue, Hurley, NM 88043

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/08/1988
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:06/18/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360248017    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 1 8
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $3,440 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,440
Current Penalty $1,040 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,040
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100180 B02 05/03/1988 05/09/1988 $560 $560 $0 06/01/1988 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100023 A08 II 05/03/1988 05/09/1988 $480 $480 $0 -
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100132 A 05/03/1988 05/09/1988 $400 $400 $0 06/01/1988 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 19100180 H01 I 05/03/1988 05/09/1988 $560 $560 $0 06/01/1988 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01005 Serious 19100180 E02 I 05/03/1988 06/21/1988 $400 $400 $0 06/01/1988 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 6. 01006 Serious 19100184 C09 05/03/1988 05/09/1988 $560 $560 $0 06/01/1988 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01007 Other 19101200 E01 05/03/1988 05/20/1988 $0 $480 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 02001 Other 19100180 D06 05/03/1988 05/13/1988 $0 $0 $0 06/01/1988 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14301451Event: 02/23/1988Employee Killed When Knocked Into Acid By Broken Part
Employee #11 was standing on a discharge pipe during a routine replacement of an electric motor on the C-circulating pump for an acid plant cooling tower. A crane's cantilevered fly section broke away from the main boom, then struck and broke a 4 inch and a 6 inch acid line. The acid lines were not in service at the time of the accident. The cantilevered fly section then came to rest on top of the 24 inch discharge pipe that Employee #11 was standing on. He was knocked onto a deck and into the sulfuric acid that was pouring from the out-of-service acid lines. Employees #1 through #10 were injured trying to rescue Employee #11, who was killed.
Keywords: equipment failure, sulfuric acid, maintenance, caustic, cooling tower, construction, fall, struck by, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104711874 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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