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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $720 $0 $0 $0 $0 $720
Current Penalty $720 $0 $0 $0 $0 $720
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100134 B10 03/11/1991 04/04/1991 $720 $720 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100134 F01 03/11/1991 03/21/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19040002 A 03/11/1991 03/21/1991 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 773838 Event: 12/14/1990Employee Dies From Cardiac Arrest From Overexertion
Employee #1 was spraying Chipco fungicide on plants in greenhouses. He was wearing a North half mask respirator with organic vapor cartridges and prefilters, White 44 regular durable coveralls, Bitz industrial work boots, and a Solo back pack, model #425 with a 3 gallon fungicide capacity (16 lb). After spraying the fungicide for an hour and 45 minutes that morning, Employee #1 complained to his supervisor that he was suffering stomach pains. The supervisor told Employee #1 to sit down and rest in the work area. The employee did this. After fifteen minutes, he began to complain again. The supervisor called EMS and the safety secretary. In the meantime, Employee #1 staggered toward the door and fell, suffering a cardiac arrest. Even though CPR was administered, Employee #1 died. The employer did not test the employee's physical ability to use the respirator.
Keywords: cpr, ppe, work rules, cardiac arrest, chemical, respirator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 115555609 Fatality Cancer Occupation not reported

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