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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1279166.015 - 136486 - Pencco, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 1279166.015Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 11/24/2017

136486 - Pencco, Inc.
10143 Us Hwy 264a
Middlesex, NC 27557
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2819/Industrial Inorganic Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 325188/All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
Mailing: P. O. Box 600, San Felipe, TX 77473

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/23/2018
Close Case:01/22/2020

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 $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19101200 H01 05/23/2018 03/04/2020 $3,500 $5,000 $0 07/10/2018 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 105940.015Event: 11/24/2017Employee Is Killed When A Reactor Tank Explodes
On November 24, 2017, an employee, the plant manager was performing grinding work on a metal catwalk adjacent to a ferrous sulfate reactor tank that had accumulated hydrogen gas. The hydrogen gas appears to have been ignited by sparks produced from grinding and the employee was killed.
Keywords: tank, grinder, hydrogen sulfide, explosion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1279166.015 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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