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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
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 Other 19040002 A 12/15/1986 12/29/1986 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 19040005 C 12/15/1986 12/29/1986 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14317598 Event: 08/18/1986Employees Suffered Minor Chemical Burns After Reactor Burst
EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE FORMULATING AN ANTIMALARIAL DRUG, USING GLYCERIN, SULFURIC ACID, ANISOL AND IODINE AS COMPONENTS. THE CHEMICALS WERE BEING MIXED IN A CLOSED REACTOR. AN UNCONTROLLED EXOTHERMIC REACTION OCCURRED, CAUSING THE REACTOR TO RUPTURE. A VAPOR CLOUD WAS RELEASED. BOTH EMPLOYEES SUFFERED MINOR CHEMICAL BURNS AND LEG INJURIES WHEN THEY EVACUATED THE PLANT.
Keywords: rupture, chemical reaction, chemical burn, toxic fumes, chemical, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 17701376 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Mixing and blending machine operators
2 17701376 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Mixing and blending machine operators

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