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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 2701092 - Eli Lilly And Company

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 2701092Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 08/27/1985

Eli Lilly And Company
307 E Mc Carty St
Indianapolis, IN 46285
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2834/Pharmaceutical Preparations
Mailing: Lilly Corporate Center, Indianapolis, IN 46285

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/25/1985
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:10/31/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360581508    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $1,620 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,620
Current Penalty $1,620 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,620
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100106 H04 IVA 09/30/1985 08/27/1985 $810 $810 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100106 H07 IA 09/30/1985 09/25/1985 $810 $810 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14464234Event: 08/13/1985Explosion And Fire During Ethanol Spill Cleanup
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FILLING A 55 GALLON STOCKPOT WITH #SD3A ALCOHOL FROM A FILL LINE. HE LEFT HIS WORK STATION WITHOUT STOPPING THE ALCOHOL FLOW. THE STOCKPOT OVERFILLED, SPILLING 20 GALLONS OF ALCOHOL ONTO THE FLOOR. IT IS SUSPECTED THAT EMPLOYEE #1 ATTEMPTED TO CLEAN THE SPILL, USING AN ELECTRIC, NONAPPROVED FLOOR SCRUBBER. AN EXPLOSION AND FLASH FIRE RESULTED, CAUSING THIRD DEGREE BURNS OVER 60% OF EMPLOYEE #1'S BODY. HE DIED 13 DAYS LATER.
Keywords: burn, alcohol, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, explosion, spark, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2701092 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Mixing and blending machine operators

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