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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $6,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,750
Current Penalty $1,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,125
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 10012 A 08/25/1993 08/30/1993 $1,125 $1,125 $0 09/16/1993 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 10012 A 08/25/1993 09/29/1993 $1,125 $1,125 $0 09/16/1993 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100119 F01 08/25/1993 09/29/1993 $1,125 $1,125 $0 09/16/1993 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 19100119 G01 I 08/25/1993 09/29/1993 $1,125 $1,125 $0 09/16/1993 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01005 Serious 19100119 J03 08/25/1993 08/30/1993 $1,125 $1,125 $0 09/16/1993 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 6. 01006 Serious 19100119 J04 08/25/1993 09/29/1993 $1,125 $1,125 $0 09/16/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01007A Serious 19100119 F01 08/25/1993 09/29/1993 $1,125 $0 $0 Q - National Office Adjustment
  8. 01007B Serious 19100119 G01 I 08/25/1993 09/29/1993 $0 $0 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 01007C Serious 19100119 J03 08/25/1993 08/28/1995 $0 $0 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 01007D Serious 19100119 J04 I 08/25/1993 09/29/1993 $0 $0 $0 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 802116 Event: 05/27/1993Two Employees Injured In Chemical Explosion
An explosion occurred in the Dowtherm still reactor used in solvent recovery. Employees #1 and #2 were working at least 55 to 80 ft away from the epicenter of the explosion or in other areas of the plant. Employee #1 was in the process of emergency escape and Employee #2 was reportedly on a ladder and was thrown to the ground. The explosion occurred because of an unexplained temperature increase during the process. The only relief, a 25-psi rupture disk, blew during efforts to control the chemical reaction. The column and the condensor blew away from the reactor and the manway was separated from the system.
Keywords: reactor, ladder, rupture, explosion, chemical reaction, fall, high temperature
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120487558 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Separating, filtering & clarifying mach. operators
2 120487558 Non Hospitalized injury Other Crushing and grinding machine operators

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