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Inspection: 3219391 - Cullum Electric & Mechanical, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 3219391Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 07/17/1986

Cullum Electric & Mechanical, Inc.
Rabon Creek Row, Water Pump Station
Laurens, SC 29360
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
Mailing: P. O. Box 1173, Greenwood, SC 29648

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/14/1986
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:02/18/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360110837    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $350
Current Penalty $116 $0 $0 $0 $0 $116
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 08/27/1986 08/30/1986 $116 $350 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 734707Event: 07/16/1986Overcome By Paint Stripper Fumes
EMPLOYEE # ONE, AN ELECTRICIAN, HAD BEEN DOING WIRING IN AN ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION. HE HEARD AN UNUSUAL NOISE FROM THE DOWNSTAIRS AREA IN THE SUBSTATION AND WENT DOWN TO INVESTIGATE. HE WAS EXPOSED TO, AND OVERCOME BY, FUMES WHICH HAD ACCUMULATED FROM PAINT REMOVER WHICH HAD BEEN APPLIED EARLIER TO THE FLOOR. THE PAINT REMOVER HAD AS ITS COMPONENTS 66% METHYLENE CHLORIDE, 10% ACETONE, 8% METHANOL, 8% TOLULENE AND 6% MEK FA-4% (AROMATIC). THE BASEMENT AREA IS 30 FEET BY 24 FEET, AND IS 35 FEET BELOW GROUND LEVEL. THE PAINT REMOVER WAS PUT DOWN BY THE HARRISON PAINT COMPANY.
Keywords: respiratory, mek, ventilation, methylene chloride, inhalation, acetone, toluene, paint solvent, toxic fumes
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3219391 Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.

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