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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 5 3 15
Current Violations 8 1 3 12
Initial Penalty $6,000 $54,100 $0 $0 $0 $60,100
Current Penalty $7,000 $14,100 $0 $0 $0 $21,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100095 B01 06/07/1990 06/17/1993 $800 $800 $0 06/25/1990 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100095 C01 06/07/1990 08/13/1990 $900 $900 $0 06/25/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100132 A 06/07/1990 06/26/1990 $1,000 $1,000 $0 06/25/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100147 C05 I 06/07/1990 06/19/1990 $800 $800 $0 06/25/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100178 M02 06/07/1990 06/13/1990 $900 $900 $0 06/25/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100212 A03 II 06/07/1990 07/13/1990 $800 $800 $0 06/25/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19100243 C01 06/07/1990 07/13/1990 $800 $800 $0 06/25/1990 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 8. 02001 Willful 5A0001 06/08/1990 06/26/1990 $10,000 $10,000 $0 06/25/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 02002 Serious 19100176 C 06/07/1990 07/13/1990 $1,000 $10,000 $0 06/25/1990 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 10. 02003 Willful 19100242 A 06/07/1990 06/19/1990 $10,000 $10,000 $0 06/25/1990 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 11. 02004 Willful 19100307 B 06/07/1990 07/13/1990 $10,000 $10,000 $0 06/25/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 02005A Willful 5A0001 06/07/1990 06/26/1990 $14,100 $14,100 $0 -
  13. 02005B Willful 19100242 A 06/07/1990 06/19/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  14. 02005C Willful 19100307 B 06/07/1990 07/13/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  15. 03001 Other 19100022 D01 06/07/1990 06/26/1990 $0 $0 $0 06/25/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  16. 03002 Other 19100157 C01 06/07/1990 06/19/1990 $0 $0 $0 06/25/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  17. 03003 Other 19100178 P01 06/07/1990 06/19/1990 $0 $0 $0 06/25/1990 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14387971 Event: 01/17/1990Two Employees Killed In Magnesium Dust Explosion
At approximately 7:15 p.m. on January 17, 1990, Employees #1 and #2 were working on the third floor of the Reagent Building and mixing the following three compounds: magnesium powder (metallic), calcium carbide, and sodium chloride. Employee #3 was bringing in drums of magnesium powder. Employees #1 and #2 were using a length of steel pipe to loosen a blockage in a magnesium batching hopper. The pipe caused a spark to ignite a magnesium powder flash fire and explosion. Employees #1 and 2 were killed and Employee #3 was injured.
Keywords: work rules, clogged, explosion, flashback, spark, combustible dust, hopper
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 110292604 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 110292604 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 110292604 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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