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Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1343597.015 - Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Of Greater Chicago - Calumet Water Reclamation Plant

Inspection Information - Office: Illinois Public Sector

Nr: 1343597.015Report ID: 0551701Open Date: 08/31/2018

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Of Greater Chicago - Calumet Water Reclamation Plant
400 E. 130th St
Chicago, IL 60628
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 221320/Sewage Treatment Facilities
Mailing: 100 East Erie Streetattn: Mariyana T. Spyropoulos - President, Chicago, IL 60611

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/31/2018
Close Case:01/09/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1377405    
Case Status: CLOSED

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100119 F04 11/09/2018 01/07/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100165 B01 11/09/2018 11/30/2018 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19100252 A02 III A 11/09/2018 01/07/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 19100252 A02 IV 11/09/2018 01/07/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003C Serious 19100252 A02 XIII 11/09/2018 01/07/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 108985.015Event: 08/30/2018Employees Are Injured In Building Explosion
At 11:00 a.m. on August 30, 2018, an employee #1 was using a cutting torch to remove the bolts on a manhole cover that was on sludge digester tank. At that time, the sludge digester tank contained methane gas and was ignited by the cutting torch causing massive explosion. As a result of the explosion, the sludge concentration building roof collapsed trapping two workers and injuring total of 10 employees. Employee #1 was hospitalized with fractured legs, broken jaw and wrist and shoulder injuries. Other employees sustained minor injuries on their leg, arms and shoulder.
Keywords: sewage, gas, methane, leg, explosion, sludge, wrist, arm, collapse, torch, shoulder
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1343597.015 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation Not Listed
2 1343597.015 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Electricians
3 1343597.015 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Electricians

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