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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1026240.015 - Baraa A/C Heat & Refrigeration

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 1026240.015Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 02/02/2015

Baraa A/C Heat & Refrigeration
4253 Palm Ave
La Mesa, CA 91942
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Mailing: 772 Jamacha Road #161, El Cajon, CA 92019

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/31/2015
Close Case:01/31/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $500 $0 $500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $500 $0 $500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(A)(7) 07/31/2015 $500 $500 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 77651.015Event: 01/22/2015Worker Operating An Acetylene Torch Is Burned When Fumes Exp
At 3:15 p.m. on January 22, 2015, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by an air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration company, were working in the refrigeration room of a building under renovation. Employee #1 was operating an acetylene torch to sweat a fitting on a refrigeration unit. There were two gallon bottles of fuel to supply the torch. Employee #1 lit the torch and climbed onto a ladder when fumes in the room ignited. An explosion occurred. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was treated for third degree burns to his arms, neck, and head. Employee #1 was not hospitalized. The subsequent investigation revealed that both employees had been unaware of fumes in the refrigeration room.
Keywords: acetylene torch, neck, head, gas, arm, burn, compressed gas, explosion, construction, torch
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1026240.015 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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