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Inspection: 306017112 - Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha

Nr: 306017112Report ID: 0728900Open Date: 06/30/2003

Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.
2247 S Highway 71
Kimball, NE 69145
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4953/Refuse Systems
NAICS: 562211/Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:11/24/2003
Close Case:08/31/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100051226    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $8,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,500
Current Penalty $5,738 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,738
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100120 P01 11/24/2003 02/23/2004 $1,913 $2,125 $0 12/18/2003 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100134 G02 I 11/24/2003 02/23/2004 $0 $0 $0 12/18/2003 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01002A Serious 19100134 C01 IV 11/24/2003 02/23/2004 $1,913 $2,125 $0 12/18/2003 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01002B Serious 19101000 B02 11/24/2003 02/23/2004 $0 $0 $0 12/18/2003 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01002C Serious 19101000 E 11/24/2003 11/28/2003 $0 $0 $0 12/18/2003 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01003 Serious 19100134 D01 I 11/24/2003 02/23/2004 $1,913 $2,125 $0 12/18/2003 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 7. 01004 Serious 19100134 G03 11/24/2003 02/23/2004 $0 $2,125 $0 12/18/2003 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200052066Event: 06/27/2003One Employee Is Killed, Four Are Injured When Exposed To Gas
On June 27, 2003, Employees #1, #2, #3, and #4 of Clean Harbors Environmental Services, were working to fixate lead in incinerated ash through the addition of phosphorus pentasulfide. During the process, the four employees were exposed to high levels of what was presumed to be hydrogen sulfide gas. They had been wearing supplied air respirators, but were not wearing respiratory protection at the time of the incident. Employees #2, #3, and #4, who were on the second level of the ash building, were hospitalized. Employee #1, who was on the third level of the building, died.
Keywords: hydrogen sulfide, work rules, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, waste proc fac, respiratory tract, poisoning, overexposure, respirator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306017112 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Miscellaneous plant and system operators
2 306017112 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Miscellaneous plant and system operators
3 306017112 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Miscellaneous plant and system operators
4 306017112 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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