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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 301775615 - North Charleston Sewer District

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 301775615Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 09/23/1997

North Charleston Sewer District
7225 Stall Rd.
North Charleston, SC 29419
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4952/Sewerage Systems
Mailing: 7225 Stall Rd., North Charleston, SC 29419

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/23/1997
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/05/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362627820    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $385 $0 $0 $0 $0 $385
Current Penalty $385 $0 $0 $0 $0 $385
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 10012 A 11/07/1997 11/28/1997 $385 $385 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 735423Event: 09/18/1997Employee Injured In Fall Into Basin At Wastewater Plant
Employee #1, a wastewater treatment operator trainee, was conducting a routine water test at a secondary gallery distribution box (basin) at a sewer treatment plant. The 60 ft by 40 ft by 18 ft deep box was a below-ground chamber enclosed by a concrete slab and filled with approximately 12 ft of water. Employee #1 was stepping onto a 49 by 24 in. section of grate (one section of a grid) covering the box when the section moved from its outer support channel and fell into the basin. He remained conscious and held onto a cable inside the box for approximately 2 hours, when he was pulled out by fellow operators. Employee #1 was wearing a hardhat and rubber gloves and was using a handheld dissolved oxygen meter. He threw his hardhat onto the ground above the box, where it was discovered by rescuers. Employee #1 was hospitalized with strains, abrasions, numbness of his right shoulder and forearm, and an infected lung. A hepatitis vaccine was also administered.
Keywords: lung, cover, unsecured, work rules, grating, waste proc fac, abrasion, unstable surface, fall, sprain
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301775615 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Water and sewage treatment plant operators

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