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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 4 1 5
Initial Penalty $3,324 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,324
Current Penalty $3,087 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,087
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100134 A02 11/21/1986 11/24/1986 $950 $950 $0 12/29/1986 R - Review Commission
  2. 01002 Serious 19100134 E03 11/21/1986 11/24/1986 $950 $950 $0 12/29/1986 R - Review Commission
  3. 01003 Serious 19100134 E03 I 11/21/1986 11/24/1986 $950 $950 $0 12/29/1986 R - Review Commission
  4. 01004 Other 19100145 C03 11/21/1986 01/06/1987 $0 $237 $0 12/29/1986 R - Review Commission
  5. 01005 Serious 19100106 E02 IVD 11/21/1986 01/06/1987 $237 $237 $0 12/29/1986 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14449763 Event: 09/24/1986Employee Overcome By Freon Gas In Confined Space
ON SEPTEMBER 24, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 ENTERED A 4.8 FEET DEEP FLOOR SUMP PIT TO CLEAR AWAY ACCUMULATED SLUDGE. ABOUT 20 MINUTES LATER HE WAS FOUND UNCONSCIOUS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIT. A FEW MINUTES LATER WHEN HE WAS PULLED FROM THE PIT HE APPEARED TO BE BREATHING. HE WAS RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL, WHERE HE WAS DECLARED DEAD 1 1/2 HOURS LATER. FREON 113 VAPORS IN EXCESS OF 2800 PPM WERE FOUND IN THE PIT THE NEXT DAY. CONFINED SPACE ENTRY PROCEDURES FOR THIS PIT HAD NOT BEEN DEVELOPED.
Keywords: respiratory, unconsciousness, confined space, work rules, cleaning, inhalation, freon, pit
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2416337 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Janitors and cleaners

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