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Inspection: 303568497 - Fluor-Global Services

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 303568497Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 03/20/2002

Fluor-Global Services
4001 Mccords Ferry Rd
Eastover, SC 29044
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1796/Installation or Erection of Building Equipment, Not Elsewhere
Mailing: 100 Fluor-Daniel Dr., Greenville, SC 29607

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:04/16/2002
Close Case:08/26/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19101200 H01 05/02/2002 06/04/2002 $1,500 $1,500 $0 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200372118Event: 03/17/2002Three Employees Exposed To Chemical Vapors
At approximately 5:20 a.m. on March 17, 2002, Employees #1, #2, and #3, pulp mill technicians, were draining towers in the bleach mill to the sewer during outage. A washer overflowed and released a large amount of residual chlorine dioxide gas. Employees #1, #2 and #3 were working on another tank approximately 180 feet away. They smelled the gas, left the area, and called a supervisor. The area was monitored and levels were returned to normal. The employees went home, but continued to exhibit symptoms. The employees returned to work the next day and were transported to the emergency room where they were treated and released. The three employees are contract employees used during outages.
Keywords: sewer, bleach, inhalation, gas, chlorine dioxide, chemical vapor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303568497 Non Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters
2 303568497 Non Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters
3 303568497 Non Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters

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