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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302021464 - Greif Brothers Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Hlth Effect

Nr: 302021464Report ID: 0352470Open Date: 06/19/1998

Greif Brothers Corporation
2500 Grays Road
Baltimore, MD 21222
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3412/Metal Shipping Barrels, Drums, Kegs, and Pails
Mailing: 425 Winter Road, Delaware, OH 43015

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:08/14/1998
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:09/30/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100963800    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $1,575 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,575
Current Penalty $1,575 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,575
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19101200 F05 I 09/08/1998 09/11/1998 $700 $700 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19101200 F05 II 09/08/1998 09/11/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02001 Serious 19101200 H01 09/08/1998 09/11/1998 $875 $875 $0 -
  4. 03001 Other 50405 B03 09/08/1998 09/11/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 03002 Other 50406 A01 09/08/1998 09/11/1998 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200962231Event: 06/18/1998Four Employees Injured By Inhaling Trichlorethylene
Employees #1 through #4 were exposed to trichloroethylene when a degreaser malfunctioned and caused a vapor cloud to form. All four workers were transported to the hospital, where they were held overnight for observation and then released. The cause of the malfunction was not determined, and the degreaser was taken out of service.
Keywords: vapor, inhalation, gas, degreaser, chemical vapor, overexposure, trichlorethylene, mech malfunction, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302021464 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Machine operators, not specified
2 302021464 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Machine operators, not specified
3 302021464 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Washing, cleaning and pickling machine operators
4 302021464 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Machine operators, not specified

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