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Inspection: 303263164 - The Electronic Recovery Specialist, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Chicago North

Nr: 303263164Report ID: 0524200Open Date: 01/12/2000

The Electronic Recovery Specialist, Inc.
7800 Merrimac
Niles, IL 60714
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5093/Scrap and Waste Materials

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/23/2000
Emphasis: L:Gilead, N:Psmpqv, S:LeadClose Case:07/31/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101260842    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 10 5 15
Current Violations 10 5 15
Initial Penalty $15,000 $0 $0 $0 $105,000 $120,000
Current Penalty $15,000 $0 $0 $0 $84,000 $99,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Unclass 19100109 B01 07/10/2000 07/10/2000 $21,000 $21,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Unclass 19100119 D 07/10/2000 07/10/2000 $21,000 $21,000 $0 -
  3. 01003 Unclass 19100119 E01 07/10/2000 07/10/2000 $21,000 $21,000 $0 -
  4. 01004 Unclass 19100119 F01 07/10/2000 07/10/2000 $10,500 $21,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Unclass 19100119 I01 07/10/2000 07/10/2000 $10,500 $21,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 02001 Serious 19100109 C01 I 07/10/2000 07/10/2000 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  7. 02002 Serious 19100119 C01 07/10/2000 07/10/2000 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  8. 02003 Serious 19100119 G01 I 07/10/2000 07/10/2000 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  9. 02004 Serious 19100119 J02 07/10/2000 07/10/2000 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  10. 02005 Serious 19100119 K01 07/10/2000 07/10/2000 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  11. 02006 Serious 19100307 B 07/10/2000 07/10/2000 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  12. 02007 Serious 19101025 D02 07/10/2000 07/10/2000 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  13. 02008 Serious 19101200 F05 I 07/10/2000 07/10/2000 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  14. 02009 Serious 19101200 G01 07/10/2000 07/10/2000 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  15. 02010 Serious 19101200 H 07/10/2000 07/10/2000 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201260668Event: 01/12/2000Employees Injured In Explosion
Seven employees were disassembling 50-caliber armor-piercing projectiles and collecting the explosive powder mixture composed of aluminum, magnesium, and barium nitrate. The powder was ignited causing an explosion that blew out the windows and walls of the factory. Employee #1 died. Employees #2, #3, and #4 were hospitalized for burns and Employees #5, #6, and #7 received non-hospitalizing injuries.
Keywords: burn, explosives, explosion, powder, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303263164 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
2 303263164 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
3 303263164 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
4 303263164 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 303263164 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 303263164 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
7 303263164 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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