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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $2,850 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,850
Current Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious R330102 A 01/22/1993 02/24/1993 $1,500 $2,100 $0 04/21/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19101200 E01 01/22/1993 05/10/1993 $0 $0 $0 04/21/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01001C Serious 19101200 H 01/22/1993 05/10/1993 $0 $0 $0 04/21/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01001D Serious 19101200 F04 01/22/1993 05/10/1993 $0 $0 $0 04/21/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01002A Other R440103 01/22/1993 05/10/1993 $0 $750 $0 04/21/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01002B Other 19101200 G01 01/22/1993 05/10/1993 $0 $0 $0 04/21/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 02001 Other 40801014J 01/22/1993 05/10/1993 $0 $0 $0 04/21/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 02002 Other 40801014C 01/22/1993 02/24/1993 $0 $0 $0 04/21/1993 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 912576 Event: 10/30/1992Employee Dies After Entering Oxygen-Deficient Room
Employee #1 and two coworkers were working at an apple storage facility. At 11:30 a.m., one of the coworkers left for the day to deliver cider. At 2:00 p.m., the other coworker's day ended and she went home. At this point only Employee #1 remained at the plant and was assigned to clean up broken wooden crates. At approximately 6:35 p.m. the coworker delivering cider returned to the facility and noticed that the lights and a radio were on in the building. As he went to turn off the lights and radio, he noticed that the 2 ft by 2 ft plexiglass window installed in apple storage room #4 was missing. He found Employee #1 unconscious inside the room. The room is a controlled atmosphere room where apples are stored in an atmosphere of less than 3 percent oxygen, 3 percent carbon dioxide, and more than 94 percent nitrogen. Employee #1 died due to exposure to the oxygen-deficient atmosphere. He was not to enter the room. It is not known why he entered the room.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, unconsciousness, asphyxiated, work rules, inhalation, storage room, nitrogen, carbon dioxide
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 114553258 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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