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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $3,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/20/1999 03/09/1999 $3,750 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200010346 Event: 12/09/1998Chemist Injured In Hydrofluoric Acid Explosion
Employee #1, a chemist, was working in a walk-in hood, exchanging an empty 100 lb cylinder of concentrated hydrofluoric acid for a new one. The new cylinder was being put on line when an explosion occurred. Employee #1 was sprayed on the back by the acid, sustaining injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: caustic, cylinder, hydrofluoric acid, back, explosion, chemical reaction, chemical burn, struck by, chemical vapor, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 113888143 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Chemists, except biochemists

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