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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 107646481 - T C I Corp. Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Albany

Nr: 107646481Report ID: 0213100Open Date: 03/01/1989

T C I Corp. Inc.
Route 9 H
Ghent, NY 12075
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5093/Scrap and Waste Materials
Mailing: R D 3, Box 153t, Hudson, NY 12534

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:07/14/1989
Close Case:03/08/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360365324    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $3,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,300
Current Penalty $2,013 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,013
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 08/10/1989 10/02/1989 $656 $1,000 $0 09/01/1989 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100134 A02 08/10/1989 10/02/1989 $657 $1,000 $0 09/01/1989 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100134 C 08/10/1989 09/15/1989 $0 $0 $0 09/01/1989 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19101200 E01 08/10/1989 09/15/1989 $290 $490 $0 09/01/1989 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19101200 H02 II 08/10/1989 09/15/1989 $410 $810 $0 09/01/1989 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14483549Event: 02/28/1989Employee Killed After Inhaling Freon
On February 28, 1989, Employee #1 entered an enclosed vessel 11 ft 6 in. long, 6 ft 4 in. wide, and 10 ft high. The container was open on the top. Employee #1 was cleaning the vessel with trichlorotrifluoroethane, Freon 113. He was in the vessel for approximately 15 minutes then left for approximately 15 to 30 minutes. Upon entering the vessel for a second time, Employee #1 became poisoned and collapsed. He had been in the vessel the second time for less than 5 minutes. The vessel had no mechanical ventilation.
Keywords: lung, confined space, cleaning, inhalation, tank cleaning, freon, poisoning, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 107646481 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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