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Inspection: 1351910.015 - Morton Grinding, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys
Morton Grinding, Inc.
201 East Avenue K-15
Lancaster, CA 93535
201 East Avenue K-15, Lancaster, CA 93535
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 332722/ Bolt, Nut, Screw, Rivet, and Washer Manufacturing
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 01/09/2019
|#||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|
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
|1||1351910.015||Hospitalized injury||Occupation Not Listed|