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Inspection: 112169685 - Granada Hills Community Hospital

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 112169685Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 02/26/1991

Granada Hills Community Hospital
10445 Balboa Blvd
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 8062/General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:03/26/1991
Close Case:07/30/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361063175    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 8 10
Current Violations 2 8 10
Initial Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $265 $0 $4,265
Current Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $265 $0 $4,265
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 14301 B 03/26/1991 04/26/1991 $35 $35 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3368 B 03/26/1991 04/26/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 5220 F01 A 03/26/1991 06/14/1991 $230 $230 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  4. 01004 Other 5220 I04 E 03/26/1991 04/26/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01005 Other 5220 I04 A 03/26/1991 04/26/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 01006 Other 5220 I03 A03 03/26/1991 04/26/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 01007 Other 5220 I03 A02 03/26/1991 04/26/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 01008 Other 5220 K02 B06 03/26/1991 04/26/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 02001 Serious 5220 H02 03/26/1991 04/26/1991 $2,000 $2,000 $0 -
  10. 03001 Serious 5220 H01 A 03/26/1991 04/26/1991 $2,000 $2,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170185300Event: 01/30/1991Five Employees Exposed To Ethylene Oxide
A gas filter on an ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilizer burst, causing EtO to leak into the work area. Employees #1 and #2 were in the vicinity at the time of the incident. The area was evacuated and maintenance was notified of a gas leak, although the gas was not identified as ethylene oxide. Employees #3 through #5, all maintenance workers, entered the area and shut off the cylinders without wearing proper personal protective equipment. Employees #1 through #5 were seen by a physician the next day and discharged without any observed symptoms.
Keywords: leak, vapor, ppe, ethylene oxide, work rules, inhalation, equipment failure, gas, chemical vapor, accidental discharge
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112169685 Non Hospitalized injury Other Specified mechanics and repairers
2 112169685 Non Hospitalized injury Other Specified mechanics and repairers
3 112169685 Non Hospitalized injury Other Health technologists and technicians, n.e.c.
4 112169685 Non Hospitalized injury Other Specified mechanics and repairers
5 112169685 Non Hospitalized injury Other Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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