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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 301750410 - The Bibb Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 301750410Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 07/01/1997

The Bibb Company, Inc.
2721 White Horse Road
Greenville, SC 29611
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2211/Broadwoven Fabric Mills, Cotton
Mailing: Po Box 6132, Greenville, SC 29611

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:08/01/1997
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:10/20/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362627705    
 Complaint202268959   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,250
Current Penalty $500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19101000 A02 09/10/1997 09/15/1997 $500 $1,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170572820Event: 06/27/1997Nine Employees Suffer From Carbon Monoxide Exposure
On June 27, 1997, the B shift was working from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the cloth room when at about 2:30 p.m., several cloth graders began experiencing headaches. The employer's management began an investigation of the cause of the complaints, calling in the local fire department, who monitored for carbon monoxide. A large inventory of cloth was in the room and two propane-powered fork trucks were operating almost continuously. Employees #1 through #9 were sent to the hospital, where blood samples registered carboxyhemoglobin levels of 3.4, 6.6, 11.7, 6.5, 16.2, 11.1, 7.6, 10.4 and 7.5, respectively, indicating an overexposure to carbon monoxide. At 5:30 p.m., levels of carbon monoxide were recorded at 10 and 13 ppm. A leading dock door was raised and fans brought in to increase ventilation.
Keywords: ventilation, work rules, inhalation, industrial truck, air contamination, exhaust fumes, carboxyhemoglobin, poisoning, overexposure, carbon monoxide
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301750410 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Graders and sorters, except agricultural
2 301750410 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Graders and sorters, except agricultural
3 301750410 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Graders and sorters, except agricultural
4 301750410 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Graders and sorters, except agricultural
5 301750410 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Graders and sorters, except agricultural
6 301750410 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Graders and sorters, except agricultural
7 301750410 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Graders and sorters, except agricultural
8 301750410 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Supervisors, production occupations
9 301750410 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Graders and sorters, except agricultural

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