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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 4 1 5
Initial Penalty $8,500 $0 $0 $850 $0 $9,350
Current Penalty $5,951 $0 $0 $595 $0 $6,546
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/03/1991 12/06/1991 $1,488 $2,125 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 12/03/1991 01/06/1992 $1,190 $1,700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 5A0001 12/03/1991 01/06/1992 $1,190 $1,700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19101200 F05 II 12/03/1991 02/06/1992 $2,083 $2,975 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02001 Other 19040002 A 12/03/1991 01/06/1992 $595 $850 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14508790 Event: 10/18/1991Two Employees Killed By Ethyl Ether Poisoning
Employees #1 and #2 entered a dike around an ethyl ether storage tank apparently to clean up a spill of approximately 150 gallons of ethyl ether. Both employees died as a result of systemic ethyl ether poisoning. The dike had been classified as a confined space by the employer and Employees #1 and #2 had been trained in the company's confined space entry program. The space had not been tested as safe to enter.
Keywords: confined space, work rules, cleaning, toxic atmosphere, storage tank, scba, spill, poisoning, toxic fumes, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 17968090 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
2 17968090 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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