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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119548584 - City Of Frostburg Water Treatment Plant

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Hlth Reg 1

Nr: 119548584Report ID: 0352450Open Date: 01/02/1998

City Of Frostburg Water Treatment Plant
19166 National Highway
Frostburg, MD 21532
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9621/Regulation and Administration of Transportation Programs
Mailing: City Hall 37 Broadway, Frostburg, MD 21532

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/12/1998
Emphasis: L:9311Close Case:05/11/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100963172    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 9 6 15
Current Violations 9 6 15
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100132 D01 02/12/1998 02/25/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100132 F01 02/12/1998 03/02/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02001 Serious 19100133 A01 02/12/1998 02/18/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 03001 Serious 19100134 E01 02/12/1998 03/17/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 03002 Serious 19100134 E03 I 02/12/1998 02/18/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 03003 Serious 19100134 E05 02/12/1998 03/02/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 03004 Serious 19100134 E05 I 02/12/1998 03/02/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 04001A Serious 09122303 A 02/12/1998 02/13/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 04001B Serious 09122303 B 02/12/1998 02/13/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  10. 05001 Other 19100132 D02 02/12/1998 02/25/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  11. 05002 Other 19100132 F04 02/12/1998 02/25/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  12. 05003 Other 19100134 F02 II 02/12/1998 02/18/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  13. 05004 Other 19100134 F02 IV 02/12/1998 02/18/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  14. 05005 Other 19100138 A 02/12/1998 02/12/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  15. 05006 Other 50405 B01 02/12/1998 02/18/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  16. 05007 Serious 50406 A01 02/12/1998 03/02/1998 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170831762Event: 12/31/1997One Employee Killed, One Injured In Chlorine Gas Exposure
Employees #1 and #2 were replacing the seal on a leaking cylinder of compressed chlorine gas. They were not wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment, but were attempting to do the job while holding their breath. Employee #1, who was exposed for two minutes, was killed. He had an existing heart condition that was aggravated by overexposure to the chlorine gas. Employee #2 was exposed for five minutes; he sustained injuries but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: maintenance, ppe, work rules, compressed gas, inhalation, chlorine, chemical vapor, toxic fumes, overexposure, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119548584 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Water and sewage treatment plant operators
2 119548584 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Water and sewage treatment plant operators

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