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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300864451 - Walters Plumbing Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino


Inspection Nr: 300864451
Report ID: 0950633
Open Date: 01/12/2004

Site Address:
Walters Plumbing Inc
31827 Pepper Tree Street
Winchester, CA 92596

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 712, Temecula, CA 92593

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 05/07/2004


Close Case:10/04/2006

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101153575
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $5,220 $0 $17,820
Current Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $5,220 $0 $17,820
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 342 A 05/07/2004 05/12/2004 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -  
2. 01002 Other 1509 A 05/07/2004 06/09/2004 $110 $110 $0 -  
3. 01003 Other 3382 A 05/07/2004 06/09/2004 $110 $110 $0 -  
4. 02001 Serious 3304 B 05/05/2004 05/10/2004 $12,600 $12,600 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201157922
Event: 12/29/2003
Plumber Struck In Face By Bursting Plug

At approximately 8:00 a.m. on December 29, 2003, Employee #1, a plumber for Walters Pluming Inc., Temecula, CA, was leak testing one of five residential homes under construction in French Valley, CA. While inflating a rubber plug, 26.12 in. long and 5.5 in. outer diameter, with compressed carbon dioxide to plug the waste system for the leak test, the employee looked down into the clean-out hole to check the seal. The test plug unexpectedly burst and shot-up and out of the clean-out hole and hit Employee #1 in the left eye and face resulting in an avulsion of the left eye and a facial bone fracture. The employee was hospitalized for surgery.

Keywords:eye, fracture, construction, test equipment, pipeline, pipe, plumbing, seal, face

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300864451 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices
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