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Inspection: 112532056 - Battelle Memorial Institute

Inspection Information - Office: Columbus

Nr: 112532056Report ID: 0522500Open Date: 08/12/2002

Battelle Memorial Institute
1425 Plain City-Georgesville Road
West Jefferson, OH 43162
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 8731/Commercial Physical and Biological Research
NAICS: 541710/ Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
Mailing: 505 King Avenue, Rm. A173a, Columbus, OH 43201

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:11/07/2002
Emphasis: L:TempservClose Case:01/13/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200751261   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 7
Current Violations 7 7
Initial Penalty $44,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $44,100
Current Penalty $28,665 $0 $0 $0 $0 $28,665
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 11/20/2002 12/23/2002 $4,778 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19101450 E03 I 11/20/2002 12/23/2002 $4,778 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19101450 E03 II 11/20/2002 12/23/2002 $4,778 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19101450 E03 VIIID 11/20/2002 12/23/2002 $4,778 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19101450 E04 11/20/2002 12/23/2002 $4,778 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19101450 F04 IB 11/20/2002 12/23/2002 $4,778 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19101450 F04 IC 11/20/2002 12/23/2002 $0 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200754570Event: 08/11/2002Two Employees Are Burned When Chemical Mixture Explodes
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on August 11, 2002, Employees #1 and #2 were transferring a highly energetic mixture of aluminum flake and ammonium perchlorate when the mixture ignited and exploded. Both employees sustained serious burns and were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, aluminum dust, ppe, explosive mixing, work rules, fire, explosion, chemical reaction, struck by, combustible dust
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112532056 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 112532056 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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