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Inspection: 127377216 - Denny'S Restaurant

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 2

Nr: 127377216Report ID: 0352420Open Date: 08/30/1996

Denny'S Restaurant
1803 Edgewood Road
Edgewood, MD 21040
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5812/Eating Places
Mailing: 10 Aberdeen Place, Aberdeen, MD 21001

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:08/30/1996
Close Case:12/31/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $3,825 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,825
Current Penalty $1,700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,700
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19101200 E01 10/31/1996 12/18/1996 $1,000 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19101200 H01 10/31/1996 12/18/1996 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01001C Serious 50405 B01 10/31/1996 11/07/1996 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01001D Serious 50406 A01 10/31/1996 11/27/1996 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02001 Serious 09122303 A 10/31/1996 11/05/1996 $700 $1,575 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200960169Event: 08/30/1996Three Employees Injured When Exposed To Chlorine Gas
Employee #1 was cleaning the floors in a restaurant and mixed together sanitizer and heavy duty floor cleaner. The sanitizer contained chlorine and the floor cleaner contained ammonia which, when combined, creates chlorine gas. The chlorine gas was drawn into the ventilation system and circulated throughout the restaurant. Coworkers were evacuated when the white gas cloud formed, and Employees #1 through #3 were taken to the hospital with respiratory problems. Employee #1 indicated that she had not received training about the hazards of mixing chemicals. The employer was cited for violations of the Right to Know law.
Keywords: respiratory, ammonia, work rules, cleaning, inhalation, chlorine, chemical reaction, cleaning fluid, chemical vapor, untrained
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 127377216 Non Hospitalized injury Other Waiters and waitresses
2 127377216 Non Hospitalized injury Other Waiters and waitresses
3 127377216 Non Hospitalized injury Other Waiters and waitresses

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