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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 106140957 - H.B. Fuller Company

Inspection Information - Office: Chicago North

Nr: 106140957Report ID: 0524200Open Date: 10/31/1988

H.B. Fuller Company
315 S Hicks Road
Palatine, IL 60067
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2891/Adhesives and Sealants

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/23/1989
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:07/14/1989
Emphasis: N:Blood

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral901277079 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 11 5 16
Current Violations 9 5 14
Initial Penalty $5,490 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,490
Current Penalty $3,830 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,830
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 04/11/1989 05/15/1989 $300 $540 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 04/11/1989 05/15/1989 $540 $540 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100023 C01 04/11/1989 05/15/1989 $360 $360 $0 -
  4. 01004 Serious 19100106 E03 IVA 04/11/1989 05/15/1989 $540 $540 $0 -
  5. 01005 Serious 19100106 E06 I 04/11/1989 05/15/1989 $810 $810 $0 -
  6. 01006 Serious 19100106 E09 I 04/11/1989 04/14/1989 $450 $450 $0 -
Deleted 7. 01007 Serious 19100132 A 04/11/1989 05/15/1989 $540 $540 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01008 Serious 19100212 A03 II 04/11/1989 06/15/1989 $450 $450 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01009A Serious 19100219 D01 04/11/1989 05/15/1989 $360 $360 $0 -
  10. 01009B Serious 19100219 E03 I 04/11/1989 05/15/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  11. 01010 Serious 19100219 F03 04/11/1989 05/15/1989 $360 $360 $0 -
  12. 01011 Serious 19100304 F04 04/11/1989 05/15/1989 $200 $540 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  13. 02001 Other 19100037 Q01 04/11/1989 05/15/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  14. 02002 Other 19100219 I02 04/11/1989 05/15/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  15. 02003 Other 19100304 A02 04/11/1989 05/15/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  16. 02004 Other 19101200 B04 III 04/11/1989 05/05/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  17. 02005 Other 19101200 F05 II 04/11/1989 06/15/1989 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 849018Event: 10/31/1988Employee Burned When Static Electricity Ignites Petroresin
At approximately 7:20 a.m. on October 31, 1988, Employee #1 was adding petroresin GE100 powder compound to charge a ribbon blender/mixer that contained 200 gallons of toluene, 400 gallons of heptane, and 1575 lb of kileykraton rubber compound. Employee #1 had just finished adding the fifteenth of 43 bags of the compound to the blender/mixer and had turned around to get the next bag. His back was to the mixer when static electricity in the GE100 caused an explosion and flash fire. Employee #1 suffered first-, second-, and third-degree burns to his back and hands, covering approximately 30 percent of his body.
Keywords: burn, static electricity, fire, back, explosion, combustible dust, powder, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106140957 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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