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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 18252999 - M.F. Bank The Restoration Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Philadelphia

Nr: 18252999Report ID: 0317000Open Date: 10/06/1992

M.F. Bank The Restoration Co.
5501 Tabor Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19120
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 3120 Medlock Bridge Rd. Bldg. J, Norcross, GA 30071

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:02/12/1993
Close Case:05/24/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360873475    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $0 $98,000 $0 $0 $0 $98,000
Current Penalty $70,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $70,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/22/1993 04/05/1993 $20,000 $24,500 $0 04/15/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100134 A02 03/22/1993 04/05/1993 $20,000 $24,500 $0 04/15/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19100134 B01 03/22/1993 04/05/1993 $20,000 $24,500 $0 04/15/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 19100134 B02 03/22/1993 04/05/1993 $0 $0 $0 04/15/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01003C Serious 19100134 E03 03/22/1993 04/05/1993 $0 $0 $0 04/15/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01004 Serious 19260021 B06 I 03/22/1993 04/05/1993 $10,000 $24,500 $0 04/15/1993 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14246268Event: 10/04/1992Employee Killed, Others Become Ill After Inhaling Freon 113
Employees #1 through #9 were working on a large-scale fire restoration operation at a food processing facility. Employees #1, #8, and #9 were cleaning electrical components with a solution of 90% freon 113 and 10% isopropyl alcohol applied with a Wagner high-powered airless sprayer, model 1250 HP. At the same time Employees #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7 were manually cleaning common surfaces using surfactant and caustic cleaners. They were working in a sealed room measuring 30 ft. 2 in. long, 6 ft 2in. wide, and 12 ft. 6 1/2 in. high. The room had no mechanical ventilation. Employees #1, #8, and#9 wore no respiratory protection, while Employees #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7 wore NET single-use dust/mist respirators, model no. 0401 (TC-21C-416). Employee #1 died from the cardiotoxic effects of freon 113. Employees #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7 were hospitalized with severe nausea, dizziness, and respiratory distress. Employees #8 and #9 suffered the same symptoms but chose not to seek medical treatment. A comprehensive confined space entry program, addressing all minimally required elements, had not been developed or implemented.
Keywords: cleaning, toxic fumes, isopropyl alcohol, ventilation, freon, work rules, inhalation, respirator, confined space, construction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18252999 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 18252999 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 18252999 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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