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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 2135580 - Continental Mfg. Co.

Inspection Information - Office: St. Louis

Nr: 2135580Report ID: 0729300Open Date: 12/08/1986

Continental Mfg. Co.
1101 Warson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3089/Plastics Products, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:01/06/1987
Close Case:08/17/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360563720    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 4 5
Current Violations 1 4 5
Initial Penalty $640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $640
Current Penalty $260 $0 $0 $0 $0 $260
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19101000 A02 01/23/1987 01/26/1987 $260 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19101000 E 01/23/1987 03/11/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19100106 D06 III 01/23/1987 08/27/1987 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02002 Other 19100106 D06 IV 01/23/1987 08/27/1987 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02003 Other 19100134 A02 01/23/1987 02/10/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02004 Other 19101200 H 01/23/1987 02/27/1987 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14414791Event: 12/06/1986Twelve Employees Hospitalized For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on December 6, 1986, Employees #1 through #12, who worked in the final assembly area, were taken to St. John's Mercy Hospital. They were diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning, with blood carboxyhemoglobin levels ranging from 21.8 percent to 25.7 percent. First on the scene were St. Louis County Police Department personnel. Then a crew of Coeur Fire Department paramedics arrived and treated Employees #1 through #12 before taking them to the hospital. An official from the St. Louis County Health Department was summoned to check the work area for carbon monoxide. The accident was reported to OSHA at approximately 10:00 a.m. on December 8, 1986. An investigation began the same day at about 1:40 p.m. Workers were not allowed back on the job until December 9. This was when exposure monitoring was conducted, followed by immediate reduction of carbon monoxide levels to below the permissible exposure limit with dilation ventilation.
Keywords: ventilation, work rules, inhalation, carboxyhemoglobin, chemical vapor, poisoning, overexposure, carbon monoxide
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2135580 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
2 2135580 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
3 2135580 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
4 2135580 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
5 2135580 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
6 2135580 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
7 2135580 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
8 2135580 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
9 2135580 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
10 2135580 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
11 2135580 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
12 2135580 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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