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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 112223110 - United Foods, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Ventura

Nr: 112223110Report ID: 0950645Open Date: 04/15/1991

United Foods, Inc.
4440 Olivas Park Dr.
Ventura, CA 93001
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5812/Eating Places

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/14/1991
Close Case:10/29/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3203 A01 05/15/1991 05/31/1991 $2,000 $2,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170152284Event: 04/03/1991Employee Burned When Paint Thinner Ignites
Employee #1 was removing tiles from the floor. The flooring was left with a residue of dried tile adhesive and he used copious quantities of paint thinner to dissolve and clean away the adhesive. The solvent evaporated and was ignited by the GHC pilot light of a nearby water heater. Employee #1 sustained severe burns over 60 percent of his body. The building he was working in also caught fire, causing substantial damage before firefighters extinguished the blaze.
Keywords: burn, pilot light, flammable vapors, work rules, cleaning, paint solvent, cleaning fluid, water heater
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112223110 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Not specified mechanics and repairers

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