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Inspection: 114519812 - Mclouth Steel

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Health 5

Nr: 114519812Report ID: 0552625Open Date: 03/25/1993

Mclouth Steel
1491 W Jefferson Ave
Trenton, MI 48183
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3312/Steel Works, Blast Furnaces (Including Coke Ovens), and Rolling Mills

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:06/09/1993
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:03/21/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360476253    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $5,000 $70,000 $10,625 $0 $0 $85,625
Current Penalty $9,500 $0 $4,000 $0 $0 $13,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19101200 H 06/17/1993 07/31/1993 $2,500 $5,000 $0 08/09/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001A Serious 3255110303 AIV 06/17/1993 09/30/1993 $7,000 $70,000 $0 08/09/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001B Serious R330102 A 06/17/1993 07/31/1993 $0 $0 $0 08/09/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001C Serious R330102 B 06/17/1993 07/31/1993 $0 $0 $0 08/09/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 03001 Repeat R350206 B II 06/17/1993 07/08/1993 $4,000 $10,625 $0 08/09/1993 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 913301Event: 03/25/1993Employee Dies Of Carbon Monoxide Exposure In Blast Furnace
Employee #1, a foreman, went to the charging platform to investigate coke blowing out of a blast furnace. The furnace was in operation and the employee entered the charging platform apparently without informing anyone and without using SCBA. Employee #1 was exposed to blast furnace gases containing large quantities of carbon monoxide. He died.
Keywords: furnace, work rules, blast furnace, inhalation, scba, overexposure, carbon monoxide, communication
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 114519812 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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