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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 121972376 - Alcoa Memory Products

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo

Nr: 121972376Report ID: 0524700Open Date: 10/02/1997

Alcoa Memory Products
2615 Campbell Rd.
Sidney, OH 45365
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3572/Computer Storage Devices

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:02/13/1998
Close Case:05/01/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102102480    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,150 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,150
Current Penalty $3,150 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,150
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/13/1998 03/18/1998 $3,150 $3,150 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202085395Event: 09/27/1997Thirteen Employes Injured When Exposed To Acid Spill
A 500-gallon acid storage tank in the acid treatment area had a nylon fitting that failed. When the fitting failed, approximately 150 gallons of a mixture of sulfuric, phosporic, and nitric acid spilled on the floor. Several employees that exited the building were exposed to the acid fumes when they walked through the acid cloud. The following day when the employer started air compressors, acid fumes were introduced to the work area from the air receivers, sending additional personnel to the hospital.
Keywords: asphyxiated, storage tank, phosphoric acid, nitric acid, spill, sulfuric acid
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 121972376 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 121972376 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 121972376 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
4 121972376 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
5 121972376 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
6 121972376 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
7 121972376 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
8 121972376 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
9 121972376 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
10 121972376 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
11 121972376 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
12 121972376 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
13 121972376 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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