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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 18464008 - Wales Fabrics

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 18464008Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 01/01/1990

Wales Fabrics
218 N Ransom Street
Gastonia, NC 28052
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2257/Weft Knit Fabric Mills
Mailing: P.O. Box 2209, Gastonia, NC 28052

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:02/27/1990
Close Case:06/26/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360769673    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $1,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,200
Current Penalty $1,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 95012901 04/06/1990 05/09/1990 $640 $640 $0 -
  2. 01002A Serious 19100134 B01 04/06/1990 05/09/1990 $560 $560 $0 -
  3. 01002B Serious 19100134 B02 04/06/1990 04/12/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01002C Serious 19100134 B03 04/06/1990 04/16/1990 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 810168Event: 12/31/1989One Employee Dies, Four Others Injured By Hazordous Fumes
On December 31, 1989, Employee #1 was repairing a small valve. He dropped a Teflon gasket through the grated floor below. A large liquid waste site was beneath the grate. At the time of incident, the site was dry. Employee #1 climbed down an access ladder to get into the pit. He traveled approximately 18 feet to the dropped gasket, collapsed, and died. Employees #2 through #5 tried to rescue the Employee #1. Employees #2 through #5 were taken to the hospital for observation and released. No other injuries occurred at the site.
Keywords: maintenance, asphyxiated, ppe, toxic atmosphere, grating, pit, chemical vapor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18464008 Non Hospitalized injury Other Production samplers and weighers
2 18464008 Non Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous textile machine operators
3 18464008 Fatality Asphyxia Machinery maintenance occupations
4 18464008 Non Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous textile machine operators
5 18464008 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscellaneous textile machine operators

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