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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

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