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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $2,160 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,160
Current Penalty $1,440 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,440
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/04/1989 01/05/1990 $720 $720 $0 12/28/1989 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100106 C05 12/04/1989 12/19/1989 $720 $720 $0 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100106 C07 12/04/1989 01/05/1990 $720 $720 $0 12/28/1989 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Other 19101200 E01 I 12/04/1989 01/05/1990 $0 $0 $0 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14422406 Event: 07/03/1989Employee Fatally Burned
Employee #1 was in the process of shutting down the high-pressure unit of the alcohol plant. This unit is a hydrogen-reactor system used for the production of tallow fatty alcohol. A flanged joint under the Number 3 reactor separated from the upper stub-end pipe allowing a release of combustible/flammable liquid from the reactor system to the surrounding area. The liquid in the reactor system was heated to a point above its ignition temperature. Once the liquid made contact with the ambient atmosphere it started to burn causing a fire. Employee #1 was in the area and received fatal burns to over 90 percent of his body.
Keywords: burn, alcohol, flammable liquid, fire, combustible liquid, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106023716 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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