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Inspection: 119955920 - Broco Environmental Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 119955920Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 01/14/1997

Broco Environmental Inc
2610 North Alder Avenue
Rialto, CA 92377
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 8999/Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 2824 North Locust Avenue, Rialto, CA 92377

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:07/09/1997
Close Case:07/08/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361401417    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 8 12
Current Violations 3 7 10
Initial Penalty $2,740 $0 $0 $2,530 $0 $5,270
Current Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $2,125 $0 $3,625
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 23400023 07/09/1997 08/29/1997 $100 $135 $0 09/19/1997 D - Govt Dismissed
  2. 01002 Other 5144 D 2 07/09/1997 08/29/1997 $100 $135 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 5214 D01 07/09/1997 08/29/1997 $1,375 $1,375 $0 09/19/1997 W - Empr Withdrew
Deleted 4. 01004 Other 5144 D04 07/09/1997 08/29/1997 $0 $135 $0 09/19/1997 D - Govt Dismissed
  5. 01005 Other 3660 A 07/09/1997 08/29/1997 $100 $135 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Other 3220 B 4 07/09/1997 08/29/1997 $150 $205 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01007 Other 5192 P01 07/09/1997 08/29/1997 $150 $205 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01008 Other 5192 P03 07/09/1997 08/29/1997 $150 $205 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 02001 Serious 5164 A 07/09/1997 08/29/1997 $500 $685 $0 09/19/1997 W - Empr Withdrew
  10. 03001 Serious 5162 A 07/09/1997 07/14/1997 $500 $685 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 04001 Serious 5162 B 07/09/1997 08/01/1997 $500 $685 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 12. 05001 Serious 3400 C 07/09/1997 08/29/1997 $0 $685 $0 09/19/1997 D - Govt Dismissed

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170846984Event: 01/14/1997Two Employees Burned In Acid Explosion
At approximately 11:15 a.m. on January 14, 1997, Employees #1 and #2 were in container bay #6, unpacking the contents of a metal 55-gallon lab pack drum received from a hazardous water generator, and packing them into a new lab pack drum. They were placing a glass container of picric acid into the new drum when the container exploded. Both employees suffered second- and third-degree burns to their faces, necks, and arms. In addition, they experienced severe eye irritation and Employee #2's arm was fractured when he was propelled by the blast into the wall of the contained bay. Employees #1 and #2 worked for a company that performed hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal operations.
Keywords: burn, explosion, chemical reaction, hazardous waste, arm, face, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119955920 Occupation Not Listed

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