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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 122195944 - Archer Daniels Midland Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Peoria

Nr: 122195944Report ID: 0524500Open Date: 01/07/1996

Archer Daniels Midland Co.
Adm Corn Processing Plant, 4666 Faries Pkwy
Decatur, IL 62526
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2046/Wet Corn Milling
Mailing: Po Box 1470, Decatur, IL 62525

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:02/08/1996
Close Case:08/19/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360358410    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $70,000 $0 $0 $84,000
Current Penalty $14,000 $0 $70,000 $0 $0 $84,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100146 D03 II 06/06/1996 06/11/1996 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19101000 A02 06/06/1996 06/11/1996 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19101000 E 06/06/1996 06/11/1996 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02001 Repeat 19100146 D01 06/06/1996 06/11/1996 $35,000 $35,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02002 Repeat 19100146 E01 06/06/1996 06/11/1996 $35,000 $35,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 856427Event: 01/06/1996Seven Employees Injured From Carbon Monoxide Exposure
On January 6, 1995, Employees #1 through #3 were removing an old waste heat duct from the gas fired boiler-room of the corn processing plant. Employees #4 through #7 worked in or near the boiler-room. Employees #1 through #3 became ill with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Employees #1 through #3 were hospitalized with elevated carboxyhemoglobin levels. Employees #4 through #7 were taken to the hospital as a precaution. They were treated and released. The source of carbon monoxide was improperly tuned and leaking boilers.
Keywords: boiler, inhalation, carboxyhemoglobin, carbon monoxide, ventilation, inadequate maint, construction, gas leak, poisoning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 122195944 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
2 122195944 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
3 122195944 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
4 122195944 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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