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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302419742 - Beacon Mfg Co.- Division Of Pillowtex

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 302419742Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 04/06/1999

Beacon Mfg Co.- Division Of Pillowtex
110 Parkview St.
Westminster, SC 29693
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2392/House furnishing, Except Curtains and Draperies
Mailing: 411 Mint Way, Dallas, TX 75237

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/28/1999
Close Case:08/07/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100370071    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 15 15
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $56,625 $0 $0 $0 $0 $56,625
Current Penalty $7,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 10012 A 08/20/1999 09/23/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 09/09/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 10012 A 08/20/1999 09/23/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 09/09/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 10012 A 08/20/1999 09/23/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 09/09/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 10012 A 08/20/1999 09/23/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 09/09/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01005 Serious 10012 A 08/20/1999 09/23/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 09/09/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 6. 01006 Serious 10012 A 08/20/1999 09/23/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 09/09/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 7. 01007 Serious 10012 A 08/20/1999 09/23/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 09/09/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 8. 01008 Serious 10012 A 08/20/1999 09/23/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 09/09/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 9. 01009 Serious 19100132 A 08/20/1999 08/25/1999 $2,625 $2,625 $0 09/09/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 10. 01010 Serious 19100132 D01 08/20/1999 08/25/1999 $2,625 $2,625 $0 09/09/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 11. 01011 Serious 19100133 A01 08/20/1999 08/25/1999 $2,625 $2,625 $0 09/09/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 12. 01012 Serious 19100138 A 08/20/1999 08/25/1999 $2,625 $2,625 $0 09/09/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 13. 01013 Serious 19100151 C 08/20/1999 09/23/1999 $2,625 $2,625 $0 09/09/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  14. 01014A Serious 10012 A 08/20/1999 09/23/1999 $4,400 $4,400 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  15. 01014B Serious 10012 A 08/20/1999 09/23/1999 $0 $0 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  16. 01014C Serious 10012 A 08/20/1999 09/23/1999 $0 $0 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  17. 01014D Serious 10012 A 08/20/1999 09/23/1999 $0 $0 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  18. 01014E Serious 10012 A 08/29/1999 09/23/1999 $0 $0 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  19. 01014F Serious 10012 A 08/20/1999 09/23/1999 $0 $0 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  20. 01015A Serious 19100132 A 08/20/1999 08/25/1999 $3,100 $3,100 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  21. 01015B Serious 19100132 D01 08/20/1999 08/25/1999 $0 $0 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  22. 01015C Serious 19100133 A01 08/20/1999 08/25/1999 $0 $0 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  23. 01015D Serious 19100138 A 08/20/1999 08/25/1999 $0 $0 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  24. 01015E Serious 19100151 C 08/20/1999 09/23/1999 $0 $0 $0 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200370492Event: 03/27/1999Employee Killed When Dye Extractor Explodes
Employee #1 was using a Braun dye extractor, model 600NTDP, to bleach fabric at a blanket manufacturing facility. The machine, which was similar to a large clothes washing machine, was originally designed with holding tanks that automatically released chemicals, up to five per tank, into the extractor. The company had modified the machine by bypassing the secondary injection system of three of the holding tanks, and creating a direct injection system. As Employee #1 was operating the machine, hydrogen peroxide, defoamer, optical brightener, and caustic soda were supposed to be injected into the system. For some reason, the machine was running with very little water, but the low water alarm did not activate. Employee #1 was standing in front of the dye extractor when it exploded. The door of the machine blew off, striking Employee #1 in the head and chest. He sustained a concussion and numerous fractures and trauma injuries. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he died eight days later.
Keywords: head, alarm, explosion, chemical reaction, dye machine, struck by, flying object, washing machine, mech malfunction, warning sign
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302419742 Fatality Concussion Miscellaneous textile machine operators

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