Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Alert: Due to routine maintenance on the OSHA website, some pages may be temporarily unavailable.
To report an emergency, file a complaint with OSHA or ask a safety and health question, call 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA).

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $700
Current Penalty $280 $0 $0 $0 $0 $280
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19101200 E01 08/01/1997 08/06/1997 $280 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19101200 E01 I 08/01/1997 08/06/1997 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01001C Serious 19101200 G01 08/01/1997 08/06/1997 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01001D Serious 19101200 H01 08/01/1997 08/12/1997 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170572473 Event: 07/09/1997Employee'S Head Lacerated When Chlorinator Explodes
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on July 9, 1997, Employee #1 added powdered chlorine chemicals to the chlorinator at a hotel swimming pool. The chemicals reacted quickly with the water and the chemicals already in the chlorinator, causing pressure to build up and the chlorinator to explode. The lid blew off and struck Employee #1 in the head. He suffered a laceration that required 21 stitches to close. Normally, chlorine tablets, not chlorine powder, were used in this chlorinator. Employee #1 had not received training or hazard communication information related to pool chemicals. The employer was cited for deficiencies in its hazard communication program.
Keywords: head, work rules, chlorine, explosion, laceration, pool, chemical reaction, high pressure, powder, untrained
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301752622 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Janitors and cleaners

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.