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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1089663 - R N H Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Syracuse

Nr: 1089663Report ID: 0215800Open Date: 06/15/1984

R N H Corporation
Rd 4 Harp Rd
Canastota, NY 13032
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3089/Plastics Products, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: Po Box 284-A Harp Road, Canastota, NY 13032

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:07/13/1984
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:08/15/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360572218    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $200
Current Penalty $100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19101000 A01 07/24/1984 08/09/1984 $100 $200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19101000 E 07/24/1984 08/09/1984 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14489678Event: 06/15/1984Seven Injured After Inhaling Hydrochloric Acid
Employees #1 through #7 were preparing a plastic molding machine that had been running polyvinyl chloride (PVC) at 350 degrees F to run nylon at 500 degrees F. During the changeover, the purging step to remove PVC remaining in the molding machine was inadvertently left out. When the hot nylon hit the PVC in the machine, hydrochloric acid was formed through the thermal decomposition of PVC. The hydrochloric acid escaped into the workplace, exposing Employees #1 through #7 to a level that exceeded its ceiling limit. The employees suffered injuries to their eyes, throats, and lungs and were hospitalized. Employees #1 through #7 were not equipped with ppe.
Keywords: throat, hydrochloric acid, lung, inadequate maint, ppe, molding machine, work rules, inhalation, chemical reaction, polyvinyl chloride
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1089663 Hospitalized injury Other Electrical and electronic engineers
2 1089663 Hospitalized injury Other Electrical and electronic engineers
3 1089663 Hospitalized injury Other Electrical and electronic engineers
4 1089663 Hospitalized injury Other Electrical and electronic engineers
5 1089663 Hospitalized injury Other Electrical and electronic engineers
6 1089663 Hospitalized injury Other Electrical and electronic engineers
7 1089663 Hospitalized injury Other Electrical and electronic engineers

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