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Inspection: 314703851 - Chemplex Ltd

Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock Area Office

Nr: 314703851Report ID: 0627510Open Date: 11/16/2010

Chemplex Ltd
103 N Old Lubbock Hwy
Snyder, TX 79549
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2869/Industrial Organic Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 325110/Petrochemical Manufacturing
Mailing: P.O. Box 107, Snyder, TX 79549

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/17/2010
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/19/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100814847    
 Referral200816114 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 4 1 5
Initial Penalty $19,600 $0 $0 $700 $0 $20,300
Current Penalty $14,700 $0 $0 $525 $0 $15,225
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100106 E05 III 03/25/2011 08/15/2011 $3,675 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100303 B01 IV 03/25/2011 08/15/2011 $3,675 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100305 C04 03/25/2011 08/15/2011 $3,675 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100305 G01 IV 03/25/2011 08/15/2011 $3,675 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02001 Other 19101200 G08 03/25/2011 08/15/2011 $525 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200813129Event: 10/04/2010Three Employees Are Burned By Flash Fire, One Later Dies
On October 4, 2010, a portable quartz halogen utility lamp was placed near an open hatch of a blending vat that contained a Class IIIA combustible liquid. The lamp ignited the liquid and caused a flash fire. Three employees were burned by the flash fire. Employee #1 sustained large area burns (on 45% of his body, according to media reports), and he was hospitalized. He died on November 15, 2010. Employee #2 was hospitalized. Employee #3 received emergency treatment but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, fire, lighting, combustible liquid, skin, high temperature
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314703851 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 314703851 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 314703851 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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