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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 629298.015 - Kci Construction Company

Inspection Information - Office: St. Louis

Nr: 629298.015Report ID: 0729300Open Date: 09/11/2012

Kci Construction Company
3400 N. Hwy 94
Saint Charles, MO 63301
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 238110/Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
Mailing: 10315 Lake Bluff Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63123

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:02/15/2013
Close Case:04/18/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral556851   Yes
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,600
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,600 $0 $5,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Other 19260020 B02 02/20/2013 04/08/2013 $5,600 $5,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Other 19260021 B02 02/20/2013 04/08/2013 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 26935.015Event: 08/28/2012Employee Dies From Acute Solvent Toxicity During Work Assign
At 11:45 a.m. on August 28, 2012, an employee was finishing a painting assignment to coat pipes in six confined spaces at a lift station site. The employee was cleaning the pipes using a Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) solvent prior to applying a two-part epoxy paint that contained Xylene, Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK), and Ethyl Benzene. The employee's supervisor saw him entering the site and later found the employee unresponsive at the bottom of the manhole where he was working. The supervisor called 911 and emergency responders pronounced the employee dead at the scene. Toxicology tests were performed on the employee which revealed high concentrations of the MEK solvent throughout his body. The Medical Examiner ruled the cause of death as acute Methyl Ethyl Ketone toxicity.
Keywords: paint, paint solvent, xylene, confined space, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 629298.015 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Painters, construction and maintenance
2 629298.015 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Painters, construction and maintenance
3 629298.015 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Painters, construction and maintenance
4 629298.015 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Painters, construction and maintenance

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