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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120067137 - La Cumbre Water District

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Ventura

Nr: 120067137Report ID: 0950645Open Date: 05/10/1995

La Cumbre Water District
4500 Hollister Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9511/Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:08/10/1995
Close Case:03/27/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $200 $0 $200
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $200 $0 $200
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 08/11/1995 08/18/1995 $100 $100 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 4650 P 08/11/1995 08/18/1995 $100 $100 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170708986Event: 05/01/1995Two Employees Inhale Chlorine Gas
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on May 1, 1995, Employees #1 and #2, of La Cumbre Mutual Water Co., were exposed to chlorine gas while attempting to change a cylinder. Employee #2 had been changing a cylinder when he removed the chlorinator head. He had thought the tank was empty as the tank indicated.
Keywords: maintenance, cylinder, toxic atmosphere, gas, chlorine, mech malfunction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120067137 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Water and sewage treatment plant operators
2 120067137 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Water and sewage treatment plant operators

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