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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307877365 - Dryclean Club

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4

Nr: 307877365Report ID: 0352440Open Date: 07/12/2004

Dryclean Club
4923 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7216/Drycleaning Plants, Except Rug Cleaning
NAICS: 812320/Drycleaning and Laundry Services (except Coin-Operated)

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:07/22/2004
Close Case:12/11/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102356375    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $1,950 $0 $0 $1,050 $0 $3,000
Current Penalty $600 $0 $0 $200 $0 $800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100151 C 09/10/2004 09/15/2004 $300 $900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001A Serious 19101200 E01 09/10/2004 10/13/2004 $300 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001B Serious 19101200 H01 09/10/2004 10/13/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02001C Other 50405 B01 09/10/2004 09/15/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02001D Other 50406 A01 09/10/2004 09/28/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 03001A Other 19100132 D02 09/10/2004 09/15/2004 $50 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 03001B Other 19100132 F04 09/10/2004 09/15/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 03002A Other 19100134 C01 09/10/2004 10/13/2004 $100 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 03002B Other 19100134 C03 09/10/2004 10/13/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 03002C Other 19100134 D01 III 09/10/2004 10/13/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 03002D Other 19100134 D03 IIIB2 09/10/2004 10/13/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  12. 03002E Other 19100134 E01 09/10/2004 10/13/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  13. 03002F Other 19100134 F02 09/10/2004 10/13/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  14. 03002G Other 19100134 H01 09/10/2004 10/13/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  15. 03002H Other 19100134 H02 I 09/10/2004 09/15/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  16. 03002I Other 19100134 H03 IA 09/10/2004 09/15/2004 $0 $0 $0 -
  17. 03002J Other 19100134 K01 09/10/2004 10/13/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  18. 03003 Other 09122303 B 09/10/2004 09/15/2004 $50 $450 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202354338Event: 07/02/2004Six Employees Injured When Exposed To Perchloroethylene
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on July 2, 2004, the re-claimer portion of a dry cleaning machine had a gasket that leaked in the re-claimer area of the machine. Approximately one half of a gallon of Perchloroethylene leaked out causing employees to feel dizzy, nausea, light-headedness, and tightness in the chest. Six employees were taken to the emergency room and were released within two to three hours.
Keywords: chest, leak, respiratory, dry cleaning, nausea, perchloroethylene, dizziness, overexposure, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307877365 Occupation not reported

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