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Inspection: 116049263 - M.F. Bank The Restoration Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Philadelphia

Nr: 116049263Report ID: 0317000Open Date: 10/05/1992

M.F. Bank The Restoration Co.
5501 Tabor Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19120
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 3120 Medlock Bridge Rd. Bldg. J, Norcross, GA 30071

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/12/1993
Close Case:05/26/1994

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 1 6
Current Violations 5 1 6
Initial Penalty $7,700 $24,500 $0 $0 $0 $32,200
Current Penalty $20,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $20,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260059 F05 I 03/22/1993 04/14/1993 $3,500 $3,500 $0 04/15/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260059 F05 II 03/22/1993 04/14/1993 $0 $0 $0 04/15/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19261053 B01 03/22/1993 03/26/1993 $1,400 $1,400 $0 04/15/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19261053 B04 03/22/1993 03/26/1993 $1,400 $1,400 $0 04/15/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19261060 A 03/22/1993 03/26/1993 $1,400 $1,400 $0 04/15/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 02001A Serious 19260059 H01 I 03/22/1993 03/26/1993 $12,300 $24,500 $0 04/15/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 02001B Serious 19260059 H01 II 03/22/1993 03/26/1993 $0 $0 $0 04/15/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 02001C Serious 19260059 H01 III 03/22/1993 03/26/1993 $0 $0 $0 04/15/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 03001 Other 19260059 E01 I 03/22/1993 04/14/1993 $0 $0 $0 04/15/1993 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14246268Event: 10/04/1992Employee Killed, Others Become Ill After Inhaling Freon 113
Employees #1 through #9 were working on a large-scale fire restoration operation at a food processing facility. Employees #1, #8, and #9 were cleaning electrical components with a solution of 90% freon 113 and 10% isopropyl alcohol applied with a Wagner high-powered airless sprayer, model 1250 HP. At the same time Employees #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7 were manually cleaning common surfaces using surfactant and caustic cleaners. They were working in a sealed room measuring 30 ft. 2 in. long, 6 ft 2in. wide, and 12 ft. 6 1/2 in. high. The room had no mechanical ventilation. Employees #1, #8, and#9 wore no respiratory protection, while Employees #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7 wore NET single-use dust/mist respirators, model no. 0401 (TC-21C-416). Employee #1 died from the cardiotoxic effects of freon 113. Employees #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7 were hospitalized with severe nausea, dizziness, and respiratory distress. Employees #8 and #9 suffered the same symptoms but chose not to seek medical treatment. A comprehensive confined space entry program, addressing all minimally required elements, had not been developed or implemented.
Keywords: cleaning, toxic fumes, isopropyl alcohol, ventilation, freon, work rules, inhalation, respirator, confined space, construction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 116049263 Occupation Not Listed

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