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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1351910.015 - Morton Grinding, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys


Inspection Nr: 1351910.015
Report ID: 0950643
Open Date: 10/01/2018

Site Address:
Morton Grinding, Inc.
201 East Avenue K-15
Lancaster, CA 93535

Mailing Address:
201 East Avenue K-15, Lancaster, CA 93535

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 332722/ Bolt, Nut, Screw, Rivet, and Washer Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 01/09/2019


Close Case:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1367887
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $40,500 $0 $0 $420 $0 $40,920
Current Penalty $8,100 $0 $0 $112 $0 $8,212
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) 01/09/2019 02/13/2019 $112 $420 $0 03/26/2019 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
2. 02001 Serious 5191(E)(3) 01/09/2019 01/29/2019 $4,500 $22,500 $0 03/26/2019 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
3. 03001 Serious 5191(F) 01/09/2019 01/29/2019 $3,600 $18,000 $0 03/26/2019 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 115775.015
Event: 07/10/2018
Employee Is Chemically Burned Preparing Acid Sample

At 6:45 a.m. on July 10, 2018, an employee was preparing a "thread roll acid" sa mple inside a laboratory hood. The employee added water, nitric acid and hydrofl uoric acid into a plastic bottle. He placed a lid on the bottle and mixed the so lution by agitating the bottle. The solution turned red, gave off fumes and the bottle exploded. Acid sprayed inside the hood and through the sash, which was po sitioned down to the employee's chest-level (a 18 inch sash opening). The employ ee received chemical burns on his chest and left hand/wrist, requiring him to be hospitalized.

Keywords:abdomen, arm, burn, chemical, chemical burn, chemical exposure, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, chest, explosion, hand, hydrofluoric acid, nitric acid, testing lab, toxic fumes, ventilation, water, wrist

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1351910.015 Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed
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