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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119973741 - Don E. Keith Transportation

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 119973741Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 02/05/1997

Don E. Keith Transportation
24325 Lomitas Dr.
Lemon Cove, CA 93244
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4213/Trucking, Except Local
Mailing: 2990 Pierce Road, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/21/1997
Close Case:08/12/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $275 $0 $275
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $275 $0 $275
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 02/24/1997 02/27/1997 $275 $275 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170703870Event: 08/29/1996Employee Burned When Splashed By Hot Asphalt
At 6:00 a.m. on August 29, 1996, Employee #1, a tank truck driver for Don Keith Transportation, was unloading asphalt at Lemon Grove, CA. While connecting the hose and unloading the tank truck, he wore protective clothing; however, before disconnecting the hose he took off his long sleeves because the ambient temperature exceeded 90 degrees F. As he disconnected the hose, approximately 370 degrees F. asphalt that had remained inside of it after unloading, splashed on his right forearm. He was hospitalized with third-degree burns. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 had been employed by the company for two years.
Keywords: burn, tank truck, protective clothing, work rules, forearm, truck, hot asphalt, spill, high temperature
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119973741 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy

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