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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 105491120 - Draper Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 105491120Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 05/08/1989

Draper Corporation
951 S. Pine St.
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3552/Textile Machinery
Mailing: P. O. Box 18100, Greensboro, NC 27419

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:05/25/1989
Close Case:12/29/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $800
Current Penalty $800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 04001 Serious 10012 A 07/24/1989 08/25/1989 $800 $800 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 674069Event: 05/08/1989Two Employees Succumbed To Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
On May 8, 1989, Employee #1 gave orders to two maintenance workers to replace floor grating in the cupola baghouse while it was in operation. The two refused to go in while it was operation, knowing that it was unsafe. Employee #1 then told Employee #2 to assist him in replacing the floor grating. Employee #2 took the new floor grating up to the bag house and Employee #1 followed him shortly. The maintenance shop steward went in to remove Employee #2 from the cupola baghouse and found Employee #1 kneeling in a fetal position and Employee #2 laying on the back. Employees #1 and #2 were unconscious when found. The maintenance shop steward tried to rescue Employees #1 and #2 but the emission of carbon monoxide from the cupola baghouse was overwhelming so he sought assistance. Once the Employees #1 and #2 were removed, resuscitation provided to them did not succeed. The results of blood tests showed that Employees #1 and #2 succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Keywords: unconsciousness, grating, poisoning, carbon monoxide
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 105491120 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Machinery maintenance occupations
2 105491120 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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