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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1269297.015 - Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper

Inspection Information - Office: Utah

Nr: 1269297.015Report ID: 0854910Open Date: 10/10/2017

Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper
12000 W 2100 S
Magna, UT 84044
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 331410 
Mailing: 4700 Daybreak Parkway, South Jordan, UT 84095

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:02/01/2018
Emphasis: S:Metals, N:PmetalsClose Case:07/02/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100134 D01 I 02/08/2018 $5,000 $5,000 $0 03/02/2018 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100134 D01 III 02/08/2018 $0 $0 $0 03/02/2018 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 99746.015Event: 10/08/2017Employee Is Killed From Sulfur Dioxide Inhalation
At 2:00 a.m. on October 8, 2017, an employee was clearing slag at the head end of the FS Boiler. A booster blower "tripped" causing the draft pressure to go from a negative to a positive pressure that resulted in a release of sulfur dioxide. The employee inhaled sulfur dioxide damaging lung tissues. The employee was killed.
Keywords: toxic atmosphere, lung, sulfur dioxide, chemical, inhalation
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1269297.015 Fatality Other Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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