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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111869186 - Pactiv

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

 

Inspection Nr: 111869186
Report ID: 0950644
Open Date: 01/13/2000

Site Address:
Pactiv
15221 Canary Ave.
La Mirada, CA 90638

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:3081

NAICS: 0 


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/03/2000

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing

Emphasis:

Close Case:03/06/2001


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362546301
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 7 11
Current Violations 1 10 11
Initial Penalty $33,180 $0 $0 $1,770 $0 $34,950
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $1,050 $0 $19,050
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 3203 A 02/07/2000 03/07/2000 $150 $185 $0 03/03/2000 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 23400016 C 02/07/2000 03/07/2000 $0 $185 $0 03/03/2000 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 01003 Other 23400022 A 02/07/2000 03/07/2000 $0 $280 $0 03/03/2000 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 01004 Other 23500011 02/07/2000 03/07/2000 $0 $280 $0 03/03/2000 F - Formal Settlement  
5. 01005 Other 23950051 A01 02/07/2000 03/07/2000 $0 $280 $0 03/03/2000 F - Formal Settlement  
6. 01006 Other 3580 C 02/07/2000 03/07/2000 $0 $280 $0 03/03/2000 F - Formal Settlement  
7. 01007 Other 6151 C04 02/07/2000 03/07/2000 $0 $280 $0 03/03/2000 F - Formal Settlement  
8. 02001 Other 3578 G 02/07/2000 03/07/2000 $300 $5,060 $0 03/03/2000 F - Formal Settlement  
9. 03001 Other 4838 A 02/07/2000 03/07/2000 $150 $5,060 $0 03/03/2000 F - Formal Settlement  
10. 04001 Other 23400023 02/07/2000 03/07/2000 $450 $5,060 $0 03/03/2000 F - Formal Settlement  
11. 05001 Serious 3329 D 02/07/2000 03/07/2000 $18,000 $18,000 $0 03/03/2000 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201792645
Event: 01/04/2000
Employee Burned From Steam

At about 6:15 p.m. on January 4, 2000, a maintenance employee was asked to look at an L-400 laminator extruder. Employee #2, the operator, had said the machine was running hot. Employee #1 felt the inlet hose and the outlet hose and determined the outlet hose was hot. He then checked the pressure on the filter and determined that scaling had clogged the filter. A third employee began to loosen the bolts that held the flanges in place in order to remove the filter, but Employee #1 took over and continued to loosen the two bolts. Employee #1 slowly loosened the bolts to release pressure, but nothing happened. As he continued to loosen the bolts, 200-degree-Fahrenheit steam sprayed from between the flanges onto Employee #1. He suffered second and third degree burns to his legs, hands, abdomen, and genitalia; and was hospitalized. Normal operating temperature was between 120 and 140 degrees-Fahrenheit and the machine did not have a proper valve system for venting steam.

Keywords:burn, heat, maintenance, abdomen, penis, machinist, steam, hand, leg

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111869186 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations
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