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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315997882 - Olin Chlor Alkali Products

Inspection Information - Office: Nevada Las Vegas

Nr: 315997882Report ID: 0953220Open Date: 10/20/2011

Olin Chlor Alkali Products
8000 West Lake Mead Parkway
Henderson, NV 89009
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2812/Alkalies and Chlorine
NAICS: 325181/Alkalies and Chlorine Manufacturing
Mailing: P.O. Box 86, Henderson, NV 89009

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:04/13/2012
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:01/25/2013
Emphasis: N:Psmpqv, S:Manufacturing

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $17,010 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,010
Current Penalty $9,072 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,072
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100119 J06 II 04/17/2012 05/20/2012 $4,536 $5,670 $0 05/10/2012 L - State Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002A Serious 19100134 D01 I 04/17/2012 05/20/2012 $0 $5,670 $0 05/10/2012 L - State Settlement
Deleted 3. 01002B Serious 19100134 D03 IIIB2 04/17/2012 05/20/2012 $0 $0 $0 05/10/2012 L - State Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19100165 B02 04/17/2012 05/20/2012 $4,536 $5,670 $0 05/10/2012 L - State Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201044633Event: 10/20/2011Chlorine Is Released In Workplace
On October 20, 2011, at Olin Chlor Alkali Products, a vent line for the bleach manufacturing process failed. A combination of water, caustic soda, chlorine and bleach was released into the workplace. The amount of chlorine released was estimated to be 10 to 20 pounds. Four exposed persons were transported to a local hospital. Three were treated and released. The other was admitted for observation. No employees were listed on the injury line.
Keywords: leak, respiratory, caustic, ventilation, bleach, inhalation, gas, chlorine, toxic fumes, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315997882 Occupation not reported

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