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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 110513.015 - Heritage-Wti, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland

Nr: 110513.015Report ID: 0522300Open Date: 12/19/2011

Heritage-Wti, Inc.
1250 Saint George Street
East Liverpool, OH 43920
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 562211/Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal
Mailing: 1250 Saint George Street, East Liverpool, OH 43920

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/19/2011
Close Case:09/23/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident84094    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 4 10
Current Violations 5 2 7
Initial Penalty $30,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $30,600
Current Penalty $17,850 $0 $0 $3,570 $0 $21,420
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 06/12/2012 07/03/2012 $3,570 $6,300 $0 07/06/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100023 A02 06/12/2012 06/27/2012 $3,570 $4,500 $0 07/06/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19100120 P08 I 06/12/2012 06/19/2012 $3,570 $6,300 $0 07/06/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 19100120 P08 IV F 06/12/2012 06/19/2012 $0 $0 $0 07/06/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01004A Other 19100146 F04 06/12/2012 06/17/2012 $0 $6,300 $0 07/06/2012 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 6. 01004B Serious 19100146 G01 06/12/2012 06/27/2012 $0 $0 $0 07/06/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01004C Serious 19100146 G02 IV 06/12/2012 06/27/2012 $3,570 $0 $0 07/06/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 01004D Serious 19100146 K02 IV 06/12/2012 04/01/2013 $0 $0 $0 07/06/2012 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 9. 01005A Serious 19100147 C04 II 06/12/2012 07/12/2012 $0 $4,500 $0 07/06/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 01005B Serious 19100147 C06 I 06/12/2012 07/12/2012 $3,570 $0 $0 07/06/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 01006 Serious 19100212 A01 06/12/2012 07/12/2012 $3,570 $2,700 $0 07/06/2012 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 12. 02001 Other 19100134 C01 VI 06/12/2012 07/12/2012 $0 $0 $0 07/06/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 02002 Other 19100134 F02 06/12/2012 07/12/2012 $0 $0 $0 07/06/2012 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 14. 02003 Other 19101450 E04 06/12/2012 07/12/2012 $0 $0 $0 07/06/2012 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 15. 02004 Other 19101450 F03 II 06/12/2012 07/12/2012 $0 $0 $0 07/06/2012 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 4196.015Event: 12/17/2011Employee Is Killed When Metal Drum Explodes
At approximately 1:13 p.m. on December 17, 2011, Employee #1 was splitting (transferring) waste metals from a 55 gallon drum (parent drum) into smaller drums when a combustible metal explosion occurred. The metals involved were Hafnium, Niobium, Titanium and Zirconium. Tested residue material representred that near 100% zirconium was in the drums. Employee #1 was using a steel garden shovel to loosen the material (approximately 800 pounds) from the parent drum to be distributed into two [2] 400 pound fiber drums. Employee #1 had used the shovel several times in the parent drum to loosen up the material for transfer when the explosion occurred. Both employees were blown back from the explosive force. A worker rushed into the explosion site and found Employee #1 and transferred him to a safe area. Employee #2 crawled out of the area until he was found by more rescue workers. Ambulance's arrived on scene and took both workers to the hospital where they were later transferred to a burn center. Employee #1 died the next day and Employee #2 had burns to over 30% of his body.
Keywords: combustible dust, explosion, hazardous waste
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 110513.015 Fatality Burn(Chemical)

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