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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 305400616 - Marx Industries Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Utah

Nr: 305400616Report ID: 0854910Open Date: 02/11/2003

Marx Industries Inc.
897 S. Gladiola
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2299/Textile goods, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 314999/All Other Miscellaneous Textile Product Mills

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:02/11/2003
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:06/23/2003
Emphasis: S:Lead, S:Silica, S:Small Business

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362656134    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 4 7
Current Violations 3 4 7
Initial Penalty $4,125 $0 $0 $500 $0 $4,625
Current Penalty $4,125 $0 $0 $500 $0 $4,625
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100134 D01 III 06/09/2003 06/13/2003 $1,375 $1,375 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100212 A01 06/09/2003 06/13/2003 $1,375 $1,375 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19100219 F03 06/09/2003 06/13/2003 $1,375 $1,375 $0 -
  4. 02001 Other 19040029 A 06/09/2003 06/13/2003 $500 $500 $0 -
  5. 02002 Other 19100303 G01 III 06/09/2003 06/13/2003 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02003 Other 19100305 G01 III 06/09/2003 06/13/2003 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 02004 Other 19100305 G02 II 06/09/2003 06/13/2003 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 171063308Event: 02/05/2003Employees Sustain Bromide Toxicity While Spraying Adhesive
On February 5, 2003, Employees #1 through #3 were gluing foam seats for furniture using Mid-South Adhesives No. 6464 adhesive. The solvent used as a vehicle was propyl bromide or 1-bromopropane. The spray application of the adhesive was performed in glue booths without proper ventilation. Box fans provided for comfort were ineffective to dilute the propyl bromide that was in the air. Employee #1 was diagnosed with bromide toxicity from the inhalation of propyl bromide on January 16, 2003, followed by Employee #2 on January 17, 2003, and Employee #3 on February 10, 2003. All three employees were hospitalized.
Keywords: respiratory, ventilation, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, toxic fumes, respirator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305400616 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Cementing and gluing machine operators
2 305400616 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Cementing and gluing machine operators
3 305400616 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Cementing and gluing machine operators

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