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Inspection: 120589916 - E I Dupont De Nemours & Company

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Hlth 3

Nr: 120589916Report ID: 0454723Open Date: 04/11/2001

E I Dupont De Nemours & Company
4501 N Access Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37415
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2824/Manmade Organic Fibers, Except Cellulosic

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:04/11/2001
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:12/13/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $1,400 $0 $0 $200 $0 $1,600
Current Penalty $1,400 $0 $0 $200 $0 $1,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100134 H01 I 08/28/2001 09/03/2001 $1,400 $1,400 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100134 H04 I 08/28/2001 09/03/2001 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19100095 D01 08/28/2001 01/25/2002 $200 $200 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  4. 02002 Other 9000609 08/28/2001 09/03/2001 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200621589Event: 04/11/2001Employee Killed When Misused Respirator
Employee #1 and another employee were preparing a batch load of dry chemical powders and crystals for mixing and transfer in the two level engineering polymers mixing facility. One employee left the upper level and began preparing the lower level additives for the mix. When the control room operator noticed that no weight was being added, the lower level employee was instructed to check on Employee #1. The lower level employee found Employee #1 down on the floor with a nitrogen gas hose attached to his respirator hood hose. Employee #1 died from asphyxiation.
Keywords: asphyxiated, hose, nitrogen, powder, chemical, respirator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120589916 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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