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Inspection: 110071057 - Kleen-A-Matic

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta West

Nr: 110071057Report ID: 0418200Open Date: 05/01/1991

Kleen-A-Matic
205 Mcfarland Avenue
Rossville, GA 30741
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7218/Industrial Launderers
Mailing: P.O. Box 730, Rossville, GA 30741

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:05/09/1991
Close Case:08/16/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360958797    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $4,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,750
Current Penalty $2,850 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,850
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100120 Q01 07/19/1991 08/22/1991 $1,050 $1,750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100120 Q06 07/19/1991 08/22/1991 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002A Serious 19100134 B01 07/19/1991 08/22/1991 $600 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01002B Serious 19100120 G03 IV 07/19/1991 08/22/1991 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003 Serious 19100147 C01 07/19/1991 08/22/1991 $750 $1,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01004A Serious 19101200 E01 07/19/1991 08/22/1991 $450 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01004B Serious 19101200 H02 IV 07/19/1991 08/22/1991 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 943381Event: 04/26/1991Employees Hospitalized After Exposure To Chlorine Gas
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on April 26, 1991, Employee #1 mistakenly pumped sodium hypochlorite (bleach) into a 360 gallon wastewater pretreatment tank that contained a 1:6 concentration of hydrochloric acid (HCl) or muriatic acid and water, causing the release of chlorine gas. He had intended to replenish the pretreatment tank with hydrochloric acid to attain the proper pH balance, but chose the wrong drum. Employees #2 through #5, who were working in adjacent areas, were exposed to the chlorine gas. Employees #1 through #5 were hospitalized. Employee #6, who also worked in an adjacent area, tripped while exiting the building and injured her shoulder.
Keywords: hydrochloric acid, shoulder, sodium hypochlorite, gas, chlorine, tripped, overexposure, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 110071057 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 110071057 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 110071057 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 110071057 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
5 110071057 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 110071057 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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