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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $1,202 $0 $0 $650 $0 $1,852
Current Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $500 $0 $1,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100151 C 08/22/1994 10/07/1994 $1,000 $1,202 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 1200006 20A 08/22/1994 10/07/1994 $500 $650 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02002 Other 19100134 A02 08/22/1994 11/19/1994 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02003 Other 19100146 C01 08/22/1994 10/07/1994 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170568034 Event: 06/23/1994Six Employees Exposed To Chlorine Gas
A water treatment subcontractor servicing bulk vessels of sodium hypochlorite and sulfuric acid asked a hospital maintenance employee to place a hose in a small tank in the boiler room. The hospital employee did as asked and allowed sulfuric acid to be transferred to the sodium hypochlorite tank. This generated chlorine gas, which then entered the ventilation system. The hospital evacuated 20 patients and 35 staff members. Employees #1 through #6, hospital workers, were sent to their own hospital emergency room(s), examined and released. The estimated gas release was less than 10 lb.
Keywords: respiratory, sodium hypochlorite, ventilation, work rules, inhalation, gas, chlorine, chemical reaction, sulfuric acid
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 115068058 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers
2 115068058 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Dieticians
3 115068058 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers
4 115068058 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers
5 115068058 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers
6 115068058 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers

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