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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 18423434 - Aqua Glass Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Hlth 5

Nr: 18423434Report ID: 0454725Open Date: 08/07/1987

Aqua Glass Corporation
320 Industrial Park Road
Adamsville, TN 38310
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3999/Manufacturing Industries, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:08/26/1987
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:10/14/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360613350    
 Referral900595471   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $280 $0 $0 $0 $0 $280
Current Penalty $280 $0 $0 $0 $0 $280
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100307 B02 I 08/31/1987 09/03/1987 $280 $280 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 977181Event: 07/27/1987Explosion - Acetone Ignited By Circuit Breaker
TWO EMPLOYEES WERE OPERATING A DISTILLER FOR REFINING USED ACETONE. THE DISTILLATION APPARATUS WAS LOCATED IN A BUILDING SEPARATE FROM THE MAIN MANUFACTURING FACILITY. FUMES FROM THE DISTILLATION PROCESS THAT HAD ACCUMULATED 6 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE THE SLUDGE BUCKET OF THE APPARATUS HAD SETTLED NEAR THE FLOOR. THESE FUMES WERE IGNITED BY AN ELECTRIC ARC FROM A CIRCUIT BREAKER. ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES, WHO WAS STANDING IN A DOORWAY, WAS KNOCKED OUTSIDE. THE OTHER EMPLOYEE WAS STANDING BEHIND THE CONTROL BOX FOR THE DISTILLER. BOTH EMPLOYEES RECEIVED BURNS ON THEIR HANDS AS A RESULT OF THE EXPLOSION AND WERE HOSPITALIZED FOR THEIR INJURIES.
Keywords: burn, electrical, e gi vii, distiller, acetone, explosion, circuit breaker, equipment approval
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18423434 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Machine operators, not specified
2 18423434 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Machine operators, not specified

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