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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1471937 - Us Polymers Inc

Inspection Information - Office: St. Louis

Nr: 1471937Report ID: 0729300Open Date: 06/08/1984

Us Polymers Inc
300 East Primm St
St Louis, MO 63111
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2851/Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels, and Allied Products

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/09/1984
Close Case:03/29/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $900 $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $9,900
Current Penalty $1,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100037 K02 07/19/1984 12/07/1984 $900 $900 $0 R - Review Commission
  2. 02001 Serious 5A0001 07/19/1984 03/02/1985 $1,000 $9,000 $0 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14423396Event: 06/07/1984One Killed, One Injured In Alkyd Resin Manufacture
Employees #1 and #2 were making alkyd resin. They added phthalic anhydride from a 55-gallon drum that was contaminated with water, resulting in a volatile chemical reaction. Approximately 60 percent of the 1,600 gallons of 350 to 400 degree F resin was discharged through an 18 in. diameter opening onto the two employees, burning them. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, ppe, work rules, phthalic anhydride, chemical reaction, accidental discharge, chemical, high temperature
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1471937 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Podiatrists
2 1471937 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Podiatrists

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