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Inspection: 309039139 - Albemarle Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Pittsburgh

Nr: 309039139Report ID: 0317500Open Date: 03/28/2006

Albemarle Corporation
2585 Back Vail Road
Tyrone, PA 16686
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2869/Industrial Organic Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 325199/All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
Mailing: P.O. Box 216, Tyrone, PA 16686

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/12/2006
Close Case:10/31/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100541051    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $13,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,500
Current Penalty $10,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,125
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100132 D01 I 09/22/2006 10/25/2006 $3,375 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19101200 E01 II 09/22/2006 10/25/2006 $3,375 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19101200 H03 III 09/22/2006 10/25/2006 $3,375 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200541381Event: 03/24/2006Employee Dies After Being Sprayed By Chemical
At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2006, Employee #1, a production Foreman, was sprayed in the face with Thiophosphoryl Chloride. The chemical was being pumped from a 55-gallon drum to a reactor vessel when a plug in the line developed. The employee tried to free the plug by introducing nitrogen into the line using a flexible hose. Thiophosphoryl Chloride was introduced into the nitrogen line, while trying to free the plug. The employee received medical treatment and was cleared to return to work. Employee #1 died later that evening. The Blair County Coroner reported to the CSHO that the employee had massive pulmonary edema.
Keywords: pulmonary edema, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309039139 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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