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Inspection: 107420630 - Avery Dennison

Inspection Information - Office: North Boston

Nr: 107420630Report ID: 0134000Open Date: 02/22/1991

Avery Dennison
1 Clarks Hill Road
Framingham, MA 01701
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2679/Converted Paper and Paperboard Products, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/23/1991
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/18/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360164511    
 Complaint73753592 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $1,900 $8,000 $0 $0 $0 $9,900
Current Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $5,500 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 C02 06/06/1991 11/22/1991 $500 $700 $0 06/26/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100132 A 06/06/1991 11/22/1991 $400 $600 $0 06/26/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19101200 H01 06/06/1991 06/09/1991 $600 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02001 Unclass 5A0001 06/06/1991 11/22/1991 $5,500 $8,000 $0 06/26/1991 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 655035Event: 02/21/1991Employee Dies After Flash Fire
Employees were required to burn flammable waste rags in the powerhouse ovens. The rags, which were generated in the production area, contained a solvent blend of toluene, isopropyl alcohol, and ethyl acetate. Employees removed the drum lid, opened an oven door (21 in. by 16 in.) and threw the rags into the oven. A flash fire occurred. Employee #1 was found dead around the corner from the oven door; he had rung the fire alarm before he collapsed. Emergency personnel found the drum on its side next to the oven door and two spent fire extinguishers in the area. Employee #1's autopsy has not been completed.
Keywords: isopropyl alcohol, oven, fire, toluene, flashback
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 107420630 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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