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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $370 $0 $0 $0 $0 $370
Current Penalty $370 $0 $0 $0 $0 $370
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 03/27/1986 03/29/1986 $370 $370 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14299390 Event: 02/25/1986Employees Exposed To Byproducts Of Nitric Acid Reaction
On February 25, 1986, an employee placed some brass parts into a container of 67 percent nitric acid. A brownish gas cloud formed and the entire building was evacuated. Two employees wearing 37 organic vapor half face respirators entered the building to neutralize the reaction. The respirators used were not the proper type for protection against the byproducts of nitric acid. In addition, the employer did not have a respiratory protection program. Employees #1 through #6 (all those who were in the area of the reaction) were sent to the hospital and released after examination.
Keywords: ppe, work rules, chemical reaction, nitric acid, chemical vapor, toxic fumes, respirator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2854776 Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors, production occupations
2 2854776 Hospitalized injury Other Chemists, except biochemists
3 2854776 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 2854776 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 2854776 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 2854776 Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors, production occupations

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