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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119966737 - Coco'S

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 119966737Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 12/30/1992

660 West Foothill Blvd
Upland, CA 91786
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5812/Eating Places

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:05/13/1993
Close Case:11/07/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $6,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 05/13/1993 06/15/1993 $0 $500 $0 06/07/1993 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Other 14304 A 05/13/1993 05/13/1993 $0 $500 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 5194 H01 05/13/1993 05/13/1993 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170607154Event: 12/19/1992Employee Overcome By Vapors From Cleaning Chemicals
On December 19, 1992, an employee was assigned to clean the back patio area. He wanted to get the area extremely clean so he mixed two chemical cleaning products together--bleach and Limeaway, which contains 30 percent phosphoric acid. Because he did not read or speak English, he was unaware of what he was mixing. Immediately thereafter, a white chemical acid vapor appeared and began to move toward the kitchen's back entrance. Employee #1 was near the back entrance and began suffering shortness of breath and a burning in his throat. The assistant manager assisted him to the walk-in freezer so he could catch his breath. In addition to experiencing the other symptoms, Employee #1 began to feel sick to his stomach and began hyperventilating. The paramedics arrived and administered oxygen to him and took him to San Antonio Hospital.
Keywords: bleach, work rules, cleaning, nausea, phosphoric acid, chemical vapor, overexposure, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119966737 Hospitalized injury Other Cooks, except short order

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