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Inspection: 110398310 - Union Carbide Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Corpus Christi

Nr: 110398310Report ID: 0626000Open Date: 03/12/1991

Union Carbide Corporation
Hwy 185 North
Seadrift, TX 77983
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2869/Industrial Organic Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: Po Box 186, Port Lavaca, TX 77979

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/11/1991
Close Case:04/20/1993

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360670939    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 112 113
Current Violations 109 109
Initial Penalty $3,500 $2,800,000 $2,803,500
Current Penalty $1,496,500 $1,496,500
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100037 B06 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $3,500 $3,500 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,345 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02002 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02003 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02004 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 02005 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 02006 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 02007 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 02008 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 02009 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 02010 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 02011 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 02012 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  14. 02013 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  15. 02014 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  16. 02015 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  17. 02016 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  18. 02017 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  19. 02018 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  20. 02019 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  21. 02020 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  22. 02021 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  23. 02022 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  24. 02023 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  25. 02024 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  26. 02025 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  27. 02026 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  28. 02027 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  29. 02028 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  30. 02029 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  31. 02030 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  32. 02031 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  33. 02032 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  34. 02033 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  35. 02034 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  36. 02035 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  37. 02036 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  38. 02037 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  39. 02038 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  40. 02039 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  41. 02040 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  42. 02041 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  43. 02042 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  44. 02043 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  45. 02044 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  46. 02045 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  47. 02046 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  48. 02047 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  49. 02048 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  50. 02049 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  51. 02050 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  52. 02051 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  53. 02052 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  54. 02053 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  55. 02054 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  56. 02055 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  57. 02056 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  58. 02057 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  59. 02058 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  60. 02059 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  61. 02060 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  62. 02061 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  63. 02062 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  64. 02063 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  65. 02064 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  66. 02065 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  67. 02066 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  68. 02067 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  69. 02068 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  70. 02069 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  71. 02070 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  72. 02071 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  73. 02072 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  74. 02073 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  75. 02074 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  76. 02075 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  77. 02076 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  78. 02077 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  79. 02078 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  80. 02079 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  81. 02080 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  82. 02081 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  83. 02082 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  84. 02083 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  85. 02084 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  86. 02085 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  87. 02086 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  88. 02087 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  89. 02088 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  90. 02089 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  91. 02090 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  92. 02091 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  93. 02092 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  94. 02093 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  95. 02094 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  96. 02095 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  97. 02096 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  98. 02097 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  99. 02098 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  100. 02099 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  101. 02100 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  102. 02101 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  103. 02102 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  104. 02103 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  105. 02104 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  106. 02105 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  107. 02106 Willful 5A0001 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $13,411 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 108. 02107 Willful 19100106 I05 II 09/12/1991 12/12/1991 $25,000 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 109. 02108 Willful 19100106 I05 II 09/12/1991 12/12/1991 $25,000 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 110. 02109 Willful 19100106 I05 II 09/12/1991 12/12/1991 $25,000 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  111. 02110 Willful 19100037 K02 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $25,000 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  112. 02111 Willful 19100037 K02 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $25,000 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  113. 02112 Willful 19100037 K02 09/12/1991 09/13/1991 $25,000 $25,000 $0 09/23/1991 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14402986Event: 03/12/199112 Employees Injured During Explosion
At approximately 1:18 a.m. on March 12, 1991, an explosion and fire occurred in the oxide recovery system #1 and the control room. Twelve employees, working in and about the oxide recovery system #1 and control room, were injured when they were thrown by the blast's force or struck by flying debris. Employees #1 through #12 were treated and released from the hospital.
Keywords: explosion, fire, struck by, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 110398310 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
2 110398310 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
3 110398310 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
4 110398310 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
5 110398310 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
6 110398310 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
7 110398310 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
8 110398310 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
9 110398310 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
10 110398310 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
11 110398310 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
12 110398310 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported

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