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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310036041 - Mead Westvaco

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 8

Nr: 310036041Report ID: 0355118Open Date: 04/26/2006

Mead Westvaco
104 E. Riverside St.
Covington, VA 24426
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2621/Paper Mills
NAICS: 322121/Paper (except Newsprint) Mills

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/23/2006
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:03/22/2007
Emphasis: L:Fri

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $19,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $19,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100132 A 10/24/2006 11/26/2006 $7,000 $7,000 $0 11/13/2006 Y - State Decision
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100132 D01 10/24/2006 11/26/2006 $7,000 $7,000 $0 11/13/2006 Y - State Decision
  3. 01003 Other 19100132 F01 10/24/2006 11/26/2006 $5,000 $5,000 $0 11/13/2006 Y - State Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200924488Event: 04/25/2006One Employee Dies, One Burned While Cleaning Out Boiler Ash
On April 25, 2006, three employees were clearing a large mass of burned coal fire boiler ash from a boiler ash hopper through a hatch opening. Hot ash material fell into the ash hopper and exited out through the hatch opening, burning Employees #1 and #2. Employee #1 later died in the hospital from his injuries.
Keywords: burn, hatch, ash, boiler, cleaning, coal, hopper
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310036041 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 310036041 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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