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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300855418 - Advanced Ceramic Technology

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office


Inspection Nr: 300855418
Report ID: 0950631
Date Opened: 07/22/2002

Site Address:
Advanced Ceramic Technology
803 W Angus
Orange, CA 92866

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/15/2002


Case Closed: 12/06/2002

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362361438
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $165 $0 $12,765
Current Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $165 $0 $12,765
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# 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 A 11/15/2002 11/20/2002 $165 $165 $0 -  
2. 02001 Serious 462 M03 11/15/2002 11/20/2002 $12,600 $12,600 $0 12/26/2002 W - Empr Withdrew  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201142718
Event: 07/02/2002
Employee'S Eye Is Injured When Compressed Air Line Fails

On July 2, 2002, Employee #1 was working for Advanced Ceramic Technology, a manufacturer of small ceramic parts for the defense industry. While he was turning off a compressed air line made of 0.75-in. PVC, it fractured. One piece struck Employee #1's left eye. He was hospitalized for treatment, and the eye was replaced with a prosthetic. PVC pipe is an inappropriate material for compressed air lines.

Keywords:eye, compressed air, equipment failure, struck by, flying object, pressure release

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300855418 Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers
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