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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 3355112 - Avtex Fibers, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Nw Reg Hlth

Nr: 3355112Report ID: 0355122Open Date: 12/04/1986

Avtex Fibers, Inc.
Kendrick Lane Box 1169
Front Royal, VA 22630
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2823/Cellulosic Manmade Fibers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:01/26/1987
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:03/04/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360604912    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $2,160 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,160
Current Penalty $2,160 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,160
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100134 A01 01/30/1987 02/03/1987 $720 $720 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19101000 B02 01/30/1987 04/29/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01001C Serious 19101000 E 01/30/1987 04/29/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01002A Serious 19100134 A01 01/30/1987 02/03/1987 $720 $720 $0 -
  5. 01002B Serious 19101000 B02 01/30/1987 04/29/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 01002C Serious 19101000 E 01/30/1987 04/29/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 01003A Serious 19101200 F04 I 01/30/1987 02/24/1987 $720 $720 $0 -
  8. 01003B Serious 19101200 F04 II 01/30/1987 02/24/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 02001 Other 19101200 E01 I 01/30/1987 02/24/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  10. 02002 Other 19101200 G01 01/30/1987 02/24/1987 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14442297Event: 12/14/1986Employee Exposed To Fatal Concentration Of Hydrogen Sulfide
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ATTEMPTING TO THAW A FROZEN PIPELINE WHICH CARRIED A CHEMICAL SOLUTION FROM A RAYON SPINNING PROCESS TO A 10,000 GALLON STORAGE TANK. THE CHEMICAL SOLUTION CONSISTED OF HYDROGEN SULFIDE, WATER, SULFURIC ACID, SODIUM SULFATE, ZINC SULFATE AND CARBON DISULFIDE. EMPLOYEE #1, LOCATED ON TOP OF THE TANK, STUCK HIS HEAD INTO THE MANHOLE WHILE TRYING TO THAW THE LINE AND WAS OVERCOME BY THE HYDROGEN SULFIDE AND CARBON DISULFIDE.
Keywords: unconsciousness, confined space, hydrogen sulfide, work rules, inhalation, chemical reaction, toxic fumes, manhole, sulfuric acid, carbon disulfide
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3355112 Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors, production occupations

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