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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 115751448 - Pacific Pure Aid Company

Inspection Information - Office: Or Medford

Nr: 115751448Report ID: 1054116Open Date: 01/24/1992

Pacific Pure Aid Company
619 S Fir St
Medford, OR 97501
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2032/Canned Specialties
Mailing: Po Box 157, Silverton, OR 97381

Inspection Type:Complaint
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/02/1992
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:11/03/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint74460874 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $150 $0 $0 $0 $0 $150
Current Penalty $150 $0 $0 $0 $0 $150
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100219 E03 I 04/10/1992 01/24/1992 $75 $75 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100219 C02 I 04/10/1992 01/24/1992 $75 $75 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 710764Event: 01/24/1992Employee'S Arm Injured By High Pressure Water And Chlorine
Employee #1 was using a two-handed high pressure water cleaning wand to clean a food dryer. The nozzle was delivering about 1,500 psi at 3 gallons per minute. Employee #1 was standing on an elevated metal catwalk trying to wash an elbow that was approximately one foot in diameter. When he placed one foot on the elbow to hold it and began to wash it, he fell down. Employee #1 attempted to catch himself with his left hand, and in the process triggered the spray nozzle, which lacerated his left wrist. The pressure cut through the skin, damaging tissue and ligaments and injecting a 1 percent chlorine solution into the surrounding tissue. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: cleaning, chlorine, laceration, high pressure, water hose, lost control, accidental discharge, chemical, unstable position, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 115751448 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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