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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1254580.015 - Wiretech, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office


Inspection Nr: 1254580.015
Report ID: 0950635
Open Date: 08/14/2017

Site Address:
Wiretech, Inc.
6440 Canning St
Commerce, CA 90040

Mailing Address:
6440 Canning St, Commerce, CA 90040

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 331222/Steel Wire Drawing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 02/12/2018


Close Case:10/02/2019

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1252076
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $60,750 $0 $0 $1,125 $0 $61,875
Current Penalty $21,600 $0 $0 $150 $0 $21,750
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)(4) 02/13/2018 03/19/2018 $150 $1,125 $0 03/13/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
2. 02001 Serious 3270(C) 02/13/2018 $16,200 $20,250 $0 03/13/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
3. 03001 Serious 3382(A) 02/13/2018 02/23/2018 $2,700 $20,250 $0 03/13/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
4. 04001 Serious 5162(D) 02/13/2018 02/23/2018 $2,700 $20,250 $0 03/13/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 98154.015
Event: 08/14/2017
Employee Falls Into Acid Tank And Suffers Chemical Burns

At approximately 5:15 a.m. on August 14, 2017, an employee was working alone at the time, saw that there was a lot of accumulated water on the floor and the pum ps were running, which was not the usual situation on a Monday morning. The emp loyee climbed up onto the side of the tanks in the cleaning line to inspect the main pipe above the tanks and to open the main valve to release water to try to determine where the leak was. The employee turned on the city water valve, then walked along the back edges for a few feet and fell into a 4-ft wide by 11-ft l ong by 7-ft deep tank of 5% sulfuric acid (pH <1). The employee was wearing spe ctacle safety glasses with no side shields, and leather and fabric gloves. The employee suffered chemical burns to approximately 50-70% of his body. He was tr ansported by ambulance to Beverly Hospital, and was then transferred to the Los Angeles County/USC Burn Unit. Where he was hospitalized and treated.

Keywords:chemical, chemical burn, fall, sulfuric acid

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1254580.015 Hospitalized injury Misc. metal,plastic,stone&glass-working mach. op's
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