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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 107437782 - Glyptal, Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: South Boston

Nr: 107437782Report ID: 0111400Open Date: 05/09/1991

Glyptal, Incorporated
305 Eastern Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2851/Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels, and Allied Products

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/17/1991
Close Case:08/05/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral901756312 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 7
Current Violations 7 7
Initial Penalty $9,075 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,075
Current Penalty $9,075 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,075
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100106 D02 I 06/13/1991 06/26/1991 $1,575 $1,575 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100106 E02 IVC 06/13/1991 06/26/1991 $675 $675 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19100106 E06 I 06/13/1991 06/19/1991 $900 $900 $0 -
  4. 01004 Serious 19100106 E06 II 06/13/1991 06/26/1991 $3,000 $3,000 $0 -
  5. 01005 Serious 19100132 A 06/13/1991 08/01/1991 $675 $675 $0 -
  6. 01006 Serious 19100157 G04 06/13/1991 08/01/1991 $675 $675 $0 -
  7. 01007 Serious 19101200 H02 IV 06/13/1991 08/01/1991 $1,575 $1,575 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170110027Event: 05/09/1991Employee Injured In Fire Caused By Xylene Vapors
To clean a ceramic-lined paint ball mill, Employee #1 was pouring 2 to 3 gallons of xylene from an open 5 gallon, 26 gauge steel container into the port of the ball mill. The employee made contact between the cast iron skin of the ball mill and the steel can, which generated a static spark that caused an explosion and flash fire. The employee suffered third-degree burns to his left hand, wrist, and arm, and first-degree burns to his face and upper torso. He inhaled superheated vapors that damaged his lungs.
Keywords: burn, lung, flammable vapors, xylene, cleaning, fire, inhalation, explosion, spark, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 107437782 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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