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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 4 11
Current Violations 7 4 11
Initial Penalty $5,040 $0 $0 $240 $0 $5,280
Current Penalty $1,050 $0 $0 $12 $0 $1,062
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 618037501 06/06/1991 04/01/1992 $840 $840 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  2. 02001 Serious 618037501 05/31/1991 08/31/1991 $36 $720 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 03001A Serious 19100120 Q01 05/31/1991 07/31/1991 $30 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 03001B Serious 19100120 Q06 II 05/31/1991 07/31/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 04001 Serious 19100132 A 05/31/1991 02/06/1991 $30 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 05001 Serious 19100147 C01 05/31/1991 07/31/1991 $42 $840 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 06001 Serious 19101200 E01 05/31/1991 08/31/1991 $36 $720 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 07001 Serious 19101450 E01 05/31/1991 07/31/1991 $36 $720 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 08001A Other 618055602 B 05/31/1991 07/01/1991 $12 $240 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 08001B Other 618056501 05/31/1991 02/06/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  11. 09001 Other 19100106 E01 II 05/17/1991 05/24/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  12. 09002 Other 19100095 C01 05/17/1991 07/17/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  13. 09003 Other 19100134 F01 05/17/1991 05/17/1991 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14238554 Event: 01/26/1991Employee'S Eyes Burned By Hydrochloric Acid
Employee #1 was in a wastewater treatment facility while lime scale buildup inside a 24 in. phosphorus removal pipeline was being cleaned with acid. The operator responsible for the cleaning process was not familiar with safety procedures and introduced a caustic solution of approximately 9.5 pH into an acid solution of approximately 1.5 pH. The resultant reaction ruptured a 1 in. PVC pipe containing muriatic (hydrochloric) acid, showering Employee #1 with the acid and burning his eyes. Employee #1 was not utilizing personal protective equipment.
Keywords: eye, hydrochloric acid, caustic, ppe, work rules, cleaning, chemical reaction, pipeline, chemical burn, untrained
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 114612120 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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