Inspection: 120314497 - Alcastco, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys
9180 San Fernando Rd.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
, , 00000
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 331521/Aluminum Die-Casting Foundries
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 02/03/2004
Case Closed: 12/11/2006
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Other||3203 B02||02/06/2004||03/03/2004||$275||$325||$0||07/02/2004||F - Formal Settlement|
|2.||02001||Serious||4265||02/06/2004||02/23/2004||$12,600||$14,400||$0||07/02/2004||F - Formal Settlement|
At approximately 5:10 p.m. on September 3, 2003, Employee #1 was casting aluminum parts using the employer's die casting machine number 10, located in the production area. No serial number or manufacturer's information could be located on the machine. The Employer was an aluminum casting company. The employer's facility consisted of 14,000 sq. ft. building divided into offices and the production area which houses several aluminum die casting machines. As Employee #1 was casting a part, molten aluminum shot out of the die between a space in the door and the frame of the machine, and struck Employee #1 in the left ear, shoulder, and neck. Employee #1 received second-degree burns. Employee #1 was hospitalized, and treated for his injuries. The accident was caused because a space between the door to the machine and the machine frame was not shielded in a manner to prevent the molten aluminum from shooting out and striking Employee #1.
Keywords:burn, shoulder, aluminum processing, ear, struck by, arm, die casting machine
|1||120314497||Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|