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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 18395483 - Holston Defense Corp

Inspection Information - Office: Nashville

Nr: 18395483Report ID: 0420100Open Date: 06/05/1989

Holston Defense Corp
Building E4-E6 West Stone Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2892/Explosives

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/10/1989
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/28/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360147987    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 6 6
Initial Penalty $3,780 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,780
Current Penalty $2,430 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,430
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 10/20/1989 10/24/1989 $810 $810 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100109 G02 IIA 10/20/1989 11/24/1989 $0 $720 $0 A - Amendment
  3. 01003 Serious 19100132 A 10/20/1989 10/24/1989 $630 $630 $0 -
  4. 01004A Serious 19100134 B05 10/20/1989 10/24/1989 $360 $360 $0 -
  5. 01004B Serious 19100134 B07 10/20/1989 10/24/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 01005 Serious 19100151 C 10/20/1989 11/08/1989 $630 $630 $0 -
  7. 01006 Serious 19100307 B 10/20/1989 11/24/1989 $0 $630 $0 A - Amendment

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 818278Event: 04/22/1989Employee Dies From Chemical Burns
Employee #1, an experienced operator, was working at building E4 of Halston Army Ammunition plant. Tank #15 outside of the building apparently spewed heated acid out of a 24 in. manhole at the top of the tank when it was overfilled, over heated, and agitated. On April 30, 1989, Employee #1 died of chemical and thermal burns to approximately 100 percent of his body and of inhalation of the chemical.
Keywords: burn, inhalation, corrosive, manhole, tank, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18395483 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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