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Inspection: 112080189 - U.S. Battery Mfg. Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 112080189Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 09/20/1990

U.S. Battery Mfg. Co.
2750 Raymond Ave.
Signal Hill, CA 90806
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3691/Storage Batteries

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/12/1990
Close Case:11/27/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361059116    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 1 7
Current Violations 6 1 7
Initial Penalty $1,950 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,950
Current Penalty $1,950 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,950
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 10/12/1990 11/11/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 23200001 A 10/12/1990 10/19/1990 $325 $325 $0 -
  3. 03001 Serious 23200002 A 10/12/1990 10/19/1990 $325 $325 $0 -
  4. 04001 Serious 23200002 A 10/12/1990 10/19/1990 $325 $325 $0 -
  5. 05001 Serious 3220 A 10/12/1990 10/19/1990 $325 $325 $0 -
  6. 06001 Serious 23200002 A 10/12/1990 10/19/1990 $325 $325 $0 -
  7. 07001 Serious 23400017 A 10/12/1990 10/19/1990 $325 $325 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170187314Event: 09/13/1990Burn - Electrical Fault In Voltmeter
There was a power failure in a circuit supplying the blowers in the formation room of a battery manufacturer. Apparently, the motor of one blower burned out. A maintenance employee was troubleshooting the system to restore power to the other blower. While he was testing the 480-volt, three-phase disconnect switch for the blower, it failed. The employee had apparently set the voltmeter to read DC voltage, and the meter failed and caused the fault in the switch. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee on his face, hands, and upper body. A second employee, who was observing the operation, received burns on his face, neck, and eyes.
Keywords: burn, e gi ii, electric arc, electrical, electric switch, electrician, electrical work, test equipment, electrical fault
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112080189 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, mechanics and repairers
2 112080189 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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