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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 112057211 - Continental Cleaners

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 112057211Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 01/03/1991

Continental Cleaners
17089 Valley Sp B
Fontana, CA 92335
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7216/Drycleaning Plants, Except Rug Cleaning

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/09/1992
Close Case:11/01/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 5 6
Current Violations 1 5 6
Initial Penalty $900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $900
Current Penalty $900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $1,500

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A01 07/09/1992 08/09/1992 $0 $0 $750 -
  2. 01002 Other 5194 E01 07/09/1992 08/09/1992 $0 $0 $750 -
  3. 01003 Other 14301 A01 07/09/1992 08/09/1992 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01004 Other 14304 A 07/09/1992 08/09/1992 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01005 Other 461 A 07/09/1992 08/09/1992 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02001 Serious 4492 07/09/1992 08/09/1992 $900 $900 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170192744Event: 11/23/1991Employee Burned By Iron Pressers
On November 23, 1991, Employee #1's manager asked her to use a pants presser that she had never been trained to use. As Employee #1 was attempting to press a pair of pants, her left hand and wrist were inadvertently caught between the presser boards. She tried to press the red emergency stop button, but the button was inoperable and would not release the pressers. Employee #1 suffered second-degree burns on her left hand and wrist. After further investigation, it was later found that the emergency stop button was inoperable because the stem of the shuttle valve had been worn down. Air was not released from the cylinder, delaying the release response of the emergency stop button.
Keywords: burn, inadequate maint, emergency stop, equipment failure, caught between, arm, untrained, hand, ironing machine, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112057211 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laundering and dry cleaning machine operators

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