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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
Current Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/25/1997 03/31/1997 $4,500 $4,500 $0 04/28/1997 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 100030162 Event: 01/17/1997Two Employees Exposed To Phosgene Gas
On January 17, 1997, Employees #1 and #2 were in the cylinder cleanup area, replacing an inoperative valve on a compressed gas cylinder so that it could be decommissioned. During the procedure, the contents of the cylinder were inadvertently released. At the time of exposure the gas was believed to be nitrous oxide. After sampling and analysis of the cylinder, it was determined to be phosgene. Both employees were taken to the hospital, where they remained for observation. Two coworkers in areas adjacent to the release were also taken to the hospital for observation.
Keywords: phosgene, repair, cylinder, work rules, compressed gas, inhalation, valve, chemical vapor, toxic fumes, accidental discharge
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 122150865 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 122150865 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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