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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 114981913 - Dalton Foundries

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 114981913Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 01/28/1997

Dalton Foundries
1900 East Jefferson
Warsaw, IN 46581
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3321/Gray and Ductile Iron Foundries

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/11/1997
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/29/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361310329    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 1 4
Current Violations 2 1 1 4
Initial Penalty $10,000 $0 $10,000 $0 $0 $20,000
Current Penalty $10,000 $0 $1,000 $0 $0 $11,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100106 E06 I 04/04/1997 04/22/1997 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100303 B02 04/04/1997 04/09/1997 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Repeat 19100179 B06 II 04/04/1997 04/22/1997 $1,000 $10,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 03001 Other 19100036 B04 04/04/1997 04/22/1997 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170387104Event: 01/22/1997Employee Burned In Oven Fire Explosion
At 5:50 a.m. on or about January 22, 1997, Employee #1 was removing cores from a conveyor after they had gone through a core drying oven. The core dip contained isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol). The cores were not drying properly, and the temperature on the electric oven was increased. When the bare electric heating elements came on, they ignited the alcohol fumes, resulting in an explosion, Employee #1 suffered burns on her face, neck, arms, and back.
Keywords: burn, isopropyl alcohol, vapor, flammable vapors, isopropanol, oven, work rules, explosion, drying furnace, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 114981913 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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