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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 108604943 - A E Staley Manufacturing Co

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 108604943Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 05/11/1990

A E Staley Manufacturing Co
3300 South St Ste 52
Lafayette, IN 47904
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5149/Groceries and Related Products, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P. O. Box 1398, Lafayette, IN 47904

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:05/24/1990
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:04/17/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Other 19100134 B07 07/25/1990 08/03/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01001B Other 19100134 F02 I 07/25/1990 08/03/1990 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 902106Event: 05/09/1990Twelve Employees Suffer Exposure In Chemical Release
On Wednesday May 9, 1990, high winds damaged the A.E. Staley plant and resulted in a valve being sheared from a 7,500 gallon tank of sulfur dioxide. Approximately 4,000 gallons were released. Approximately 23 contractors in adjacent areas to the tank had smelled an odor and left the building when it became intolerable. Four contracted employees, Employees #3, #4, #11, and #12, were treated for exposure. Staley Employees #1 and #2 were also treated. Employee #1 was reporting to his supervisor after hearing of the problem from the contractors and Employee #2 was in the recreational facility north of the plant. The evacuation alarm was sounded a few minutes after the contractors evacuated. Employees #5 through #10, fire fighters, were exposed on the road north of the plant while responding. Staley did not permit the fire fighters on the site.
Keywords: firefighter, high wind, broken weld, accidental discharge, inhalation, sulfur dioxide, overexposure, spill
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108604943 Non Hospitalized injury Other Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
2 108604943 Hospitalized injury Other Production helpers

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