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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310518105 - Ashley Construction Services

Inspection Information - Office: Albany

Nr: 310518105Report ID: 0213100Open Date: 01/10/2007

Ashley Construction Services
529 Cascade Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1721/Painting and Paper Hanging
NAICS: 238320/Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Mailing: 599 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:04/13/2007
Close Case:06/21/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $2,625 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,625
Current Penalty $1,575 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,575
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100134 C01 04/13/2007 05/31/2007 $315 $525 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100134 D01 III 04/13/2007 04/18/2007 $315 $525 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100134 E01 04/13/2007 05/31/2007 $315 $525 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100134 F01 04/13/2007 05/31/2007 $315 $525 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100134 G01 IA 04/13/2007 04/18/2007 $315 $525 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200742179Event: 01/09/2007Five Workers Are Hospitalized After Inhaling Solvent Vapors
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on January 9, 2007, Aquatic Commercial Solutions' Employees #1 through #4 and their subcontractor, a 'sole proprietorship' (Tom Perkins Pool Service) were working in the pool/spa area of a newly constructed Marriott Hotel in Lake Placid, New York. Employees #1 to #4 were cleaning up and loading their vehicles so that they could work at another location. At the same time, a painter (Employee #5) from Ashley Construction Services, commenced spraying a water-repellent, silicone coating SurBlok SO, this contained VOCs. The coating included Stoddard Solvent (60 percent to 80 percent), and was sprayed on the stone facade of a shallow pool and the two connecting spas. He completed the application (two coats) at approximately 9:00 a.m. Shortly after the SurBlok SO coating was applied, all six workers experienced symptoms including severe respiratory system irritation, nausea, and vomiting. They all required emergency medical treatment. Employees were hospitalized for three days. They were diagnosed with hydrocarbon (or chemical) pneumonitis. Employees #1 through #4 wore no respiratory protection. Employee #5 wore respiratory protection, but did not have a satisfactory face seal because he had a beard of approximately a half-inch of facial hair.
Keywords: toxic atmosphere, inhalation, overexposure, painter, respirator, construction, nausea, pool, chemical vapor, vomit
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310518105 Hospitalized injury Other Painters, construction and maintenance

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