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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1244071.015 - R.F. Macdonald Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office


Inspection Nr: 1244071.015
Report ID: 0950631
Open Date: 06/30/2017

Site Address:
R.F. Macdonald Company
2525 Mcgaw
Irvine, CA 92614

Mailing Address:
10261 Matern Place, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 423720/Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies (Hydronics) Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/27/2017


Close Case:09/20/2018

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1233503
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,870 $0 $1,870
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,200 $0 $1,200
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) 12/21/2017 01/26/2018 $185 $185 $0 02/05/2018 D - Govt Dismissed Citation has been deleted.
2. 01002 Other 3203(B)(2) 12/21/2017 01/26/2018 $185 $185 $0 02/05/2018 D - Govt Dismissed Citation has been deleted.
3. 01003 Other 3314(H)(2)(D) 12/21/2017 01/26/2018 $600 $750 $0 02/05/2018 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 01004 Other 3314(K) 12/21/2017 01/26/2018 $600 $750 $0 02/05/2018 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 96775.015
Event: 06/23/2017
Two Employees Areare Burned In Flash Fire While Replacing R

At 1:15 p.m. on June 23, 2017, two employees were replacing a gas line on a cust omers backup boiler. They had begun to work on the gas line and were loosening the flange where the new regulator would be installed when gas started to escap e through the opening. The service person used a corded power tool to quickly r e-tighten the bolts on the flange when the escaped gas flashed. The two employ ees suffered flash burns to their face, arms and neck. One employee was hospita lized.

Keywords:arm, boiler, burn, explosion, face, gas, neck

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1244071.015 Non Hospitalized injury Boilermakers
2 1244071.015 Hospitalized injury Boilermakers
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