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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 3219383 - Turner Murphy Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 3219383Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 07/17/1986

Turner Murphy Co., Inc.
Rabon Creek Raw Water Pumping Station
Laurens, SC 29731
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1629/Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P. O. Box 3485, Rock Hill, SC 29731

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/11/1986
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:02/19/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360110829    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $700
Current Penalty $350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $350
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B06 I 08/19/1986 08/28/1986 $350 $350 $0 09/03/1986 R - Review Commission
Deleted 2. 01002A Serious 19260055 A 08/19/1986 08/22/1986 $350 $350 $0 09/03/1986 R - Review Commission
Deleted 3. 01002B Serious 19260055 B 08/19/1986 08/22/1986 $0 $0 $0 09/03/1986 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 734673Event: 07/16/1986Inhaled Methylene Chloride Vapors
A PAINTING COMPANY HAD PLACED PAINT REMOVER (STRIPPER-SOLVENT) ON THE FLOOR OF A BASEMENT TO REMOVE OLD PAINT. THE PAINT REMOVER CONTAINED A HIGH CONCENTRATION OF METHELENE CHLORIDE. EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE UPSTAIRS IN THE BUILDING. EMPLOYEE #1 DIRECTED EMPLOYEE #2 TO GO TO THE BASEMENT AND TURN ON THE SUMP PUMP. BY THIS TIME THE BASEMENT HAD FILLED WITH METHELENE CHLORIDE FUMES. WHEN EMPLOYEE #2 GOT TO THE SUMP PUMP HE PASSED OUT. EMPLOYEE #1 WENT DOWN A LITTLE LATER TO CHECK ON EMPLOYEE #2. HE WAS ALSO OVERCOME BY THE FUMES. EMPLOYEE #2 SURVIVED; EMPLOYEE #1 WAS KILLED. THE BASEMENT WAS 30 FEET LONG BY 24 FEET WIDE. AN AIR SAMPLE TAKEN IN THE BASEMENT REVEALED 1280 PPM OF METHYLENE CHLORIDE.
Keywords: unconsciousness, confined space, methylene chloride, inhalation, paint solvent, toxic fumes
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3219383 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Carpenters
2 3219383 Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors; carpenters and related workers

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