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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $540 $0 $0 $0 $0 $540
Current Penalty $540 $0 $0 $0 $0 $540
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/06/1985 01/10/1986 $540 $540 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14514103 Event: 09/01/1985Employee Burned By Sodium Hydroxide Which Spilled On Him
ON SEPTEMBER 1, 1985 AT APPROXIMATELY 3:55 PM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CLEANING THE NUMBER 2 COOKER, USING SODIUM HYDROXIDE. THE SODIUM HYDROXIDE BECAME OVERHEATED AND CAUSED A RUBBER DISC (GASKET) TO RUPTURE. THE HOT SODIUM HYDROXIDE SPILLED ONTO EMPLOYEE #1. HE SUFFERED THIRD DEGREE BURNS OVER 70% OF HIS BODY. HE DIED ON OCTOBER 6TH, 1985.
Keywords: burn, sodium hydroxide, gasket, cleaning, cooker, chemical burn, spill, overheated
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2284495 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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