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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $560 $0 $560
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $560 $0 $560
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 02/24/1995 03/01/1995 $560 $560 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170813026 Event: 08/02/1994Employee Burned By Sodium Hydroxide
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on August 2, 1994, Employee #1 was in the blending plant pouring sodium hydroxide for sanitizing purposes. He dumped approximately 3 gallons of sodium hydroxide into a 600 gallon tank that contained 300 gallons of hot water. When the material contacted the water, a violent reaction occurred and water and sodium hydroxide splashed on Employee #1, causing chemical burns to his left wrist and shoulder. During this procedure, the only ppe that Employee #1 was wearing was safety glasses.
Keywords: sodium hydroxide, ppe, work rules, chemical reaction, chemical burn, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111951406 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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