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Inspection: 2460186 - Eci Division Of E-Systems Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Tampa

Nr: 2460186Report ID: 0420600Open Date: 11/22/1985

Eci Division Of E-Systems Inc.
1501 72nd Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3669/Communications Equipment, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 1501 72nd Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/18/1985
Close Case:02/03/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360575336    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $630 $0 $0 $0 $0 $630
Current Penalty $630 $0 $0 $0 $0 $630
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100132 A 01/06/1986 01/17/1986 $280 $280 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100151 C 01/06/1986 01/17/1986 $350 $350 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14346464Event: 11/22/1985Chemical Reaction Caused Drum To Explode, Employees Injured
THE EMPLOYEES WERE POURING CHEMICAL WASTE FROM A SMALL CONTAINER INTO A LARGER DRUM FOR SUBSEQUENT DISPOSAL. THE DRUM CONTAINED SILVER CYANDIDE. THE SMALLER CONTAINER HELD HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. AS THE TWO CHEMICALS WERE MIXED, THE DRUM'S INTERNAL PRESSURE RAPIDLY ROSE. THE DRUM RUPTURED, SPLASHING ITS CONTENTS ON EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2. THEY WERE HOSPITALIZED WITH CHEMICAL BURNS. UP TO 48 OTHER PERSONS, INCLUDING COMPANY EMPLOYEES, TRANSIENTS AND RESCUE WORKERS WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR OBSERVATION DUE TO POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO TOXIC SMOKE AND FUMES FROM THE EXPLOSION. THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT WAS THE MISLABELLING OF THE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE CONTAINER.
Keywords: hydrogen peroxide, drum, explosion, chemical reaction, high pressure, chemical burn, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2460186 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
2 2460186 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
3 2460186 Occupation Not Listed

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