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Inspection: 3010873 - Stratford Metal Finishing, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 3010873Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 07/13/1987

Stratford Metal Finishing, Inc.
807 South Marshall Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27108
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3471/Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, and Coloring
Mailing: Drawer V, Salem Station, Winston-Salem, NC 27108

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/16/1987
Close Case:02/10/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360263222    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 12 17
Current Violations 5 12 17
Initial Penalty $2,320 $7,200 $0 $340 $0 $9,860
Current Penalty $2,030 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,030
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100094 D10 12/14/1987 08/22/1988 $630 $7,200 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  2. 02001A Serious 7C0101 A99 E1 12/14/1987 08/22/1988 $280 $400 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  3. 02001B Serious 7C0101 A99 F4 12/14/1987 08/22/1988 $0 $0 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  4. 02001C Serious 7C0101 A99 G8 12/14/1987 08/22/1988 $0 $0 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  5. 02001D Serious 7C0101 A99 H1 12/14/1987 08/22/1988 $0 $0 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  6. 02002A Serious 19100094 D09 I 12/14/1987 08/22/1988 $630 $720 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  7. 02002B Serious 19100094 D09 XI 12/14/1987 08/08/1988 $0 $0 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  8. 02003A Serious 19100094 D09 IV 12/14/1987 08/08/1988 $0 $640 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  9. 02003B Serious 19100094 D09 V 12/14/1987 08/08/1988 $0 $0 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  10. 02003C Serious 19100094 D09 VII 12/14/1987 08/08/1988 $0 $0 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  11. 02004 Serious 19100303 B01 12/14/1987 08/08/1988 $490 $560 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  12. 03001 Other 7B0102 A01 12/14/1987 08/08/1988 $0 $80 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  13. 03002 Other 19100094 D09VIII 12/14/1987 08/08/1988 $0 $130 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  14. 03003 Other 19100094 D11 I 12/14/1987 08/08/1988 $0 $130 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  15. 03004 Other 19100157 G01 12/14/1987 08/08/1988 $0 $0 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  16. 03005 Other 19100212 A01 12/14/1987 08/08/1988 $0 $0 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  17. 03006 Other 19100212 A05 12/14/1987 08/08/1988 $0 $0 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  18. 03007 Other 19100212 A05 12/14/1987 08/08/1988 $0 $0 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  19. 03008 Other 19100219 E03 I 12/14/1987 08/08/1988 $0 $0 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  20. 03009 Other 19100219 H01 12/14/1987 08/22/1988 $0 $0 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  21. 03010 Other 19100304 A02 12/14/1987 08/08/1988 $0 $0 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  22. 03011 Other 19100304 F04 12/14/1987 08/08/1988 $0 $0 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement
  23. 03012 Other 19100305 G01 I 12/14/1987 08/08/1988 $0 $0 $0 12/29/1987 L - State Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14257059Event: 07/06/1987Caustic And Thermal Burn Caused By Chemical Reaction In Tank
AT APPROXIMATELY 6:30 PM ON JULY 6, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS TOLD BY HIS SUPERVISOR TO ADD SODA AND ANOTHER MATERIAL TO A CLEANING TANK IN THE COMPANY'S AUTOMATIC PLATING LINE. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD NEVER DONE THIS TASK BEFORE, AND WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS ADDING TO THE CLEANING TANK. HE FOUND THAT HE NEEDED TO BREAK UP THE MATERIAL (IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE IN A POWDERED FORM). HE LOADED AND CARRIED A 5 GALLON BUCKET OF THE MATERIAL FROM THE STORAGE AREA TO THE PLATING AREA. HIS INSTRUCTIONS WERE TO ADD THE MATERIAL WITH A SCOOP, BUT NEITHER HE NOR HIS SUPERVISOR COULD FIND ONE. HE WAS TOLD TO ADD THE MATERIAL SLOWLY, BUT WAS NOT SHOWN EXACTLY WHAT "SLOWLY" MEANT. AS HE WAS ADDING THE MATERIAL TO THE TANK A CHUNK THE SIZE OF A SOFTBALL FELL INTO THE TANK. THE TANK STARTED SPEWING OUT HOT CAUSTIC CHEMICALS. HE IMMEDIATELY TRIED TO ESCAPE THE AREA, BUT WAS HELD UP BY THE BARRELS STORED AROUND THE TANK, AND WAS STRUCK BY THE VENTING CHEMICALS. THE MATERIAL IN THE TANK WAS HEATED TO 180 DEGREES . THE EMPLOYEE SUFFERED BOTH CHEMICAL AND THERMAL BURNS TO 40% OF HIS BODY (ON HIS RIGHT SIDE).
Keywords: burn, caustic, work rules, chemical reaction, chemical burn, struck by, powder, untrained
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3010873 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Metal plating machine operators

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