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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111937207 - Team Enterprises

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 111937207Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 08/13/1991

Team Enterprises
3243 N. Cedar
Fresno, CA 93726
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7216/Drycleaning Plants, Except Rug Cleaning

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/11/1991
Close Case:10/24/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361051006    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 7 9
Current Violations 1 1 7 9
Initial Penalty $2,000 $0 $500 $0 $0 $2,500
Current Penalty $2,000 $0 $500 $0 $0 $2,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Repeat 5208 R01 A 09/11/1991 09/11/1991 $500 $500 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 5208 D01 09/11/1991 09/11/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 5208 O01 A 09/11/1991 09/11/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01004 Other 5208 N01 A 09/11/1991 09/11/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01005 Other 5208 I02 B 09/11/1991 09/11/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 01006 Other 5144 F01 09/11/1991 10/11/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 01007 Other 5144 C 09/11/1991 10/11/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 01008 Other 5162 A 09/11/1991 10/11/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 02001 Serious 5208 G01 09/11/1991 09/11/1991 $2,000 $2,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170199004Event: 05/13/1991Employee Splashed In Eyes By Chemical
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on May 13, 1992, Employee #1, a store manager, went to change a perchloroethylene filter on the back of a Multi-Matic Shop Star 300ST dry cleaning machine. When the 10 in. water filter type cartridge holder was opened, it spewed hot perchloroethylene. There were no means for Employee #1 to know that the filter holder was under positive pressure. She was briefly exposed to the liquid, which primarily contacted her eyes and secondarily her face and arms. She attempted to wash her eyes out with a North Alert bottled eyewash. This is not an ANSI approved type of eyewash. Employee #1 was then transported by ambulance to Valley Medical Center. After sitting 4 to 5 hours in the waiting room, Employee #1 decided to leave and seek treatment elsewhere. She was treated by an ophthalmologist, and released. According to Employee #1, there was no permanent disability or disfigurement. At the time of the investigation, a pressure gauge and relief valve had been installed on the filter cartridge to prevent a similar accident from occurring. There was still no ANSI approved eyewash available. This accident was not classified as reportable; however, during the ensuing investigation asbestos was found in a plant of the employer's. Arrangements were made for its removal.
Keywords: eye, work rules, high pressure, valve, arm, face, pelletizing plant, chemical, warning sign
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111937207 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Washing, cleaning and pickling machine operators

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