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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 122252059 - Central Hudson Gas And Electric

Inspection Information - Office: Albany

Nr: 122252059Report ID: 0213100Open Date: 08/15/1994

Central Hudson Gas And Electric
284 South Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4931/Electric and Other Services Combined

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:02/01/1995
Close Case:06/28/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,125
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $750 $0 $750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100147 C04 IIB 02/02/1995 02/07/1995 $750 $1,125 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14312854Event: 07/28/1994Employee Dies Of Aneurysm After Repairing Mercaptan Leak
On July 28, 1994, Employee #1 was exposed to t-butyl and propyl mercaptan while repairing a leaking tank. The employee felt ill, complaining of dizziness, vomiting, a headache, and difficulty hearing. He was taken from the site to the hospital and admitted. He died. The employee was determined to have a pulmonary edema and an intracranial hemorrhage (aneurysm). Samples were taken of the compounds, but no hazardous exposure levels were documented. The Office of Occupational Medicine did not determine that the employee's symptoms were related to his exposure.
Keywords: leak, repair, hemorrhage, nausea, dizziness, aneurysm, tank, brain, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 122252059 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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