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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 122242894 - Dyno Nobel Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Albany

Nr: 122242894Report ID: 0213100Open Date: 07/20/1995

Dyno Nobel Inc.
Ulster Ave., P.O. Box 730
Port Ewen, NY 12466
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2892/Explosives

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/11/1996
Close Case:05/22/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360365639    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5 10
Current Violations 4 5 9
Initial Penalty $12,750 $70,000 $0 $0 $0 $82,750
Current Penalty $10,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,125
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100109 G02 VID 01/12/1996 01/18/1996 $3,750 $5,000 $0 02/02/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100119 H02 II 01/12/1996 02/01/1996 $2,625 $3,500 $0 02/02/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100119 H02 III 01/12/1996 02/01/1996 $1,625 $2,125 $0 02/02/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100119 H02 V 01/12/1996 02/01/1996 $2,125 $2,125 $0 -
Deleted 5. 02001 Willful 19100119 K01 01/12/1996 02/01/1996 $70,000 $70,000 $0 02/02/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 03001 Other 19100037 Q01 01/12/1996 01/25/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 03002 Other 19100106 E09 III 01/12/1996 01/18/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 03003 Other 19100215 A04 01/12/1996 01/18/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 03004 Other 19100215 B09 01/12/1996 01/25/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  10. 03005 Other 19100303 F 01/12/1996 03/01/1996 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170020424Event: 07/19/1995Two Employees Killed When Explosive Powder Ignites
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on July 19, 1995, Employees #1 and #2 were removing a damaged aluminum doorsill in the granulation building at Dyno Nobel Corporation. Employee #1, an operator that worked in the building, was overseeing the repairs. Employee #2 was a contractor's employee and was removing the sill with the help of another contractor's employee. The room where the repairs were being made was used to cure/store explosive powder used in the manufacturing of detonators. When Employee #2 struck a metal nail with a hammer he caused a spark that ignited the explosive powders. Employee #1 died instantly and Employee #2 died the following day from extensive burns. The other contractor's employee had left the building and was not injured.
Keywords: explosives, work rules, explosion, spark, burn, repair, fire, construction, powder
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 122242894 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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