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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $4,050 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,050
Current Penalty $1,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100132 A 08/13/1991 08/21/1991 $400 $900 $0 09/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19101200 E01 08/13/1991 08/30/1991 $675 $675 $0 09/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19101200 G08 08/13/1991 09/09/1991 $500 $675 $0 09/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19101200 G09 08/13/1991 09/09/1991 $400 $900 $0 09/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19101200 H02 III 08/13/1991 08/30/1991 $300 $900 $0 09/11/1991 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 773887 Event: 06/18/1991Three Employees Injured After Inhaling Chemical
Employee #3 mixed a mineral oil/tall oil fatty acid compound with a sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate compound in a 5-gal PVC container to treat a water tower. The two chemicals reacted and began to burn the container. Employees #1 and #2 noted that the bucket was smoking. Employee #2 grabbed the bucket and ran 200 ft out of the parking garage to the edge of the property. Employees #1 and #3 followed Employee #2 out of the parking garage. Employee #2 then re-entered the garage to turn off the chillers, and Employee #3 re-entered to move his truck and obtain emergency phone numbers from it. Employee #1 inhaled PVC decomposition products and felt ill. Employees #1 and #2 went to Seton Hospital for medical evaluation, but were not hospitalized. Subsequently, 14 employees from the building went to the hospital; none were admitted.
Keywords: asphyxiated, work rules, inhalation, toxic fumes, polyvinyl chloride, chemical reaction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 110387883 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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