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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,288 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,288
Current Penalty $12,288 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,288
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 5A0001 06/07/2021 07/09/2021 $12,288 $12,288 $0 06/29/2021 R - Review Commission
Deleted 2. 01001B Serious 19101200 H03 I 06/07/2021 07/09/2021 $0 $0 $0 06/29/2021 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131663.015 Event: 12/08/2020Employee Dies From Blunt Force Trauma From Explosion
At approximately 10:00 p.m. on December 8, 2020, an employee was conducting a fi rst-run drying process on a chlorinated solid material in a double cone dryer. At approximately 10:00 pm, the employee left the control room to start adding co oling water to the jacket of the double cone dryer. The employee was standing on the second-story catwalk above the double cone dryer when the double cone dryer exploded. The employee was transported to the hospital. The employee received fatal injuries and died from the trauma from the explosion.
Keywords: automatic machine, blunt force trauma, catwalk, explosion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1505456.015 Fatality Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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