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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119831105 - United States Gypsum

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 119831105Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 01/31/1996

United States Gypsum
9306 Sorenson Avenue
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3275/Gypsum Products

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/06/1996
Close Case:03/29/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170903595Event: 01/24/1996Employee Injured After Inhaling Dry Cement While Off Loading
Employee #1, of Apex Bulk Commodities, was unloading dry powder cement from a bulk trailer when a transfer line became clogged. As he tried to unclog the line, he inadvertently dumped cement over his face and inhaled the dry powder. Employee #1 had attempted to tighten the wing nuts under pressure; this was contrary to the rules of Apex Bulk Commodities and to the contractual guidelines, as established by U.S. Gypsum.
Keywords: respiratory, maintenance, cement powder, work rules, inhalation, clogged, off loading, spill, powder, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119831105 Hospitalized injury Other Truck drivers, heavy

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