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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $6,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,125
Current Penalty $2,450 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,450
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 10012 A 07/28/1993 10/31/1993 $1,800 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19101030 C01 I 07/28/1993 10/31/1993 $650 $1,625 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 800946 Event: 05/11/1993Employee Dies Of Burns After Melter Explodes
Employee #1 was cleaning melter #1. He had put 400 gallons of water and 5 kilos of trisodium phosphate into the melter. He sealed it to bring it to a boil. The manway blew off and the contents scalded Employee #1. Employee #1 sustained burns over his entire body and died. There was no safety relief device, alarm, or temperature gauge on this vessel.
Keywords: burn, safety relief valve, pressure vessel, work rules, alarm, cleaning, explosion, high temperature
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120479332 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Mixing and blending machine operators

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