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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1387762.015 - Pemberton Water Department

Inspection Information - Office: Nj Health (Trenton)

Nr: 1387762.015Report ID: 0253410Open Date: 03/28/2019

Pemberton Water Department
Pemberton Water Dept. Well #497 Lester Street
Browns Mills, NJ 08015
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 221310/Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
Mailing: 500 Pemberton-Browns Mills Rdnull, Pemberton, NJ 08068

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:03/28/2019
Emphasis: P:Water Treatment Plants, S:Water Treatment PlantsClose Case:08/02/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1460500   Yes
 Inspection1389087   Yes
 Inspection1388661   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,750
Current Penalty $3,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19101200 F06 II 06/03/2019 $3,750 $3,750 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 114846.015Event: 03/25/2019Employee Is Exposed To Chlorine Gas While Removing Tank From
At 9:15 a.m. on March 25, 2019, an employee was removing a regulator from a 150 lb chlorine gas cylinder at a decommissioned water well and pumping station. Th e employee banged on the wrench to loosen the regulator and heard a loud hiss of gas leaking out. The employee inhaled chlorine gas that was released from the tank and was hospitalized.
Keywords: chlorine, gas, inhalation, tank, vapor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1387762.015 Hospitalized injury Water and sewage treatment plant operators

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