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Inspection: 119690634 - Nitrex, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fremont District Office

Nr: 119690634Report ID: 0950612Open Date: 09/03/2002

Nitrex, Inc.
441 Perrymont Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3398/Metal Heat Treating

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/11/2003
Close Case:02/11/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102365129    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $300 $0 $300
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $300 $0 $300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 02/25/2003 09/03/2002 $150 $150 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3314 F 02/25/2003 03/13/2003 $75 $75 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 25000010 A 02/25/2003 03/13/2003 $75 $75 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202313359Event: 08/23/2002Employee Is Injured In Furnace Explosion
On August 23, 2002, Employee #1, a manager of a night crew that hardens metal parts for train engines, was introducing disassociated ammonia into a furnace. An explosion occurred and he was struck by the concrete lid of the furnace, which blew off due to the force of the blast. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for multiple serious injuries. The cause of the explosion was not determined, but the cylinder was supposed to be completely purged of oxygen before ammonia was introduced.
Keywords: furnace, ammonia, explosion, chemical reaction, struck by, flying object, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119690634 Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors, production occupations

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