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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302710389 - Bally'S Park Place

Inspection Information - Office: Marlton

Nr: 302710389Report ID: 0213900Open Date: 06/10/1999

Bally'S Park Place
Park Place & Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Union Status: Union
SIC: 7011/Hotels and Motels

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:12/06/1999
Close Case:07/28/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100146 C06 12/08/1999 01/10/2000 $1,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201770823Event: 06/10/1999Employee Died When Overcome By Organic Vapors
An employee was painting the interior of a 15,000-gallon water storage tank with epoxy primer paint. An airless spray was being used for this task. An organic vapor air purifying respirator was in use and three small exhaust fans were drawing from the 12-in. pipe openings in the tank. The employee was found dead at the bottom of the section of the tank that used for initial filling and settling. There was no confined space program or procedure in place at the time of the incident and the employee was working alone without the knowledge of the supervisor(s). The medical examiners report stated that death was caused by an overexposure to organic vapors consistent with those found in the paint formulation (MiBK, Toluene, Xylene). The Atlantic City Fire Department Confined Space Rescue Team had measured approximately three of the LEL for these vapors at the time they removed the deceased from the tank. (Please refer to Accident 201770757.)
Keywords: exhaust system, vapor, confined space, xylene, inhalation, toluene, overexposure, water tank, respirator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302710389 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Painters, construction and maintenance

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