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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 4 5
Current Violations 1 4 5
Initial Penalty $2,700 $0 $0 $900 $0 $3,600
Current Penalty $2,700 $0 $0 $900 $0 $3,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A02 11/08/2002 12/11/2002 $225 $225 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3318 11/08/2002 11/14/2002 $150 $150 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 5144 C02 B 11/08/2002 12/11/2002 $225 $225 $0 -
  4. 01004 Other 5144 D01 C 11/08/2002 12/11/2002 $300 $300 $0 -
  5. 02001 Serious 5194 H01 11/08/2002 12/11/2002 $2,700 $2,700 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201503190 Event: 10/17/2002Employee Overcome By Solvent Vapors
On October 17, 2002, Employee #1 was repairing an escalator at the South Hayward BART station. While in the bottom pit (approximately 64-in. by 81-in. by 46-in.-deep) cleaning the track transition area using Next Safety Solvent (80-100 trichloroethylene), he lost consciousness. The solvent was 4.5 times heavier than air. His symptoms indicated an exposure to a very high concentration (probably 1000 ppm), however, Employee #1 was treated and released from the hospital.
Keywords: unconsciousness, repair, vapor, pit, escalator, fainted
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125524769 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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