Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

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
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:02/27/1990
Close Case:06/26/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.