Inspection: 313371924 - E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Company - Belle Plant

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston
Nr: 313371924Report ID:0316400Open Date: 01/25/2010
E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Company - Belle Plant
901 West Dupont Ave
Belle, WV 25015
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2869/Industrial Organic Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 325199/All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:HealthClose Conference:06/18/2010
Emphasis: N:ChemnepClose Case:08/17/2010
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100632363    
 Referral200636546   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6


5

11
Current Violations 6


5

11
Initial Penalty 38000


5000

43000
Current Penalty 38000


5000

43000
FTA Amount






Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 07/19/2010 07/29/2010 $5000 $5000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100119 J04 I 07/19/2010 08/05/2010 $7000 $7000 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19100119 E03 I 07/19/2010 08/12/2010 $7000 $7000 $0 -
  4. 01004 Serious 19100119 F01 IIIE 07/19/2010 08/12/2010 $7000 $7000 $0 -
  5. 01005 Serious 19100119 G01 I 07/19/2010 08/12/2010 $7000 $7000 $0 -
  6. 01006 Serious 19100305 J01 IV 07/19/2010 07/22/2010 $5000 $5000 $0 -
  7. 02001 Other 19040029 B03 07/19/2010 07/22/2010 $1000 $1000 $0 -
  8. 02002 Other 19040029 B03 07/19/2010 08/12/2010 $1000 $1000 $0 -
  9. 02003 Other 19040029 B03 07/19/2010 08/12/2010 $1000 $1000 $0 -
  10. 02004 Other 19040029 B03 07/19/2010 07/22/2010 $1000 $1000 $0 -
  11. 02005 Other 19040010 A 07/19/2010 08/12/2010 $1000 $1000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200632172Event: 01/23/2010Employee Dies After Exposure To Phosgene
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on January 23, 2010, Employee #1 was checking the scale weight of a one-ton phosgene cylinder in the Phosgene Shed of the Small Lot Manufacturing (SLM) Unit. Employee #1 was exposed to phosgene when a flexible liquid phosgene transfer hose ruptured. Employee #1 contacted a coworker by using the public address system, and then he walked out of the shed. Employee #1 was treated at the on-site medical center and then was hospitalized at Charleston Area Medical Center for treatment. Employee #1 died at approximately 9:40 p.m. on January 24, 2010.
Keywords: phosgene, gas, asphyxiated, inhalation, hose, rupture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313371924 Fatality Asphyxia Miscellaneous plant and system operators