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Inspection: 1360878.015 - Us Ecology Idaho, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Boise

Nr: 1360878.015Report ID: 1032500Open Date: 11/18/2018

Us Ecology Idaho, Inc.
20400 Lemley Rd.
Grand View, ID 83624
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 562211/Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal
Mailing: 101 S. Capitol Blvd. Suite 1000, Boise, ID 83702

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/18/2018
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $66,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $66,300
Current Penalty $66,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $66,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 05/06/2019 05/31/2019 $13,260 $13,260 $0 05/31/2019 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100120 B04 II A 05/06/2019 05/31/2019 $13,260 $13,260 $0 05/31/2019 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19100120 J02 V 05/06/2019 05/31/2019 $13,260 $13,260 $0 05/31/2019 -
  4. 01004A Serious 19100132 D01 05/06/2019 05/31/2019 $13,260 $13,260 $0 05/31/2019 -
  5. 01004B Serious 19100132 D02 05/06/2019 05/31/2019 $0 $0 $0 05/31/2019 -
  6. 01005 Serious 19100307 C 05/06/2019 05/31/2019 $13,260 $13,260 $0 05/31/2019 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 111108.015Event: 11/17/2018Employee Is Killed In Explosion Related To Stabilization Of
At 9:23 a.m. on November 17, 2018, an employee was stabilizing magnesium metal. Magnesium is reacted with water to make magnesium oxide, which is a more stable compound. During this process hydrogen and oxygen are released. The hydrogen ignited and in the presence of oxygen and created a large explosion. The employee was killed.
Keywords: oxygen, explosion, hydrogen, chemical reaction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1360878.015 Fatality Other

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