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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120119128 - Barmet Aluminum Corp

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 120119128Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 08/08/1994

Barmet Aluminum Corp
2211 E Carson St
Carson, CA 90810
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3365/Aluminum Foundries

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/08/1994
Close Case:12/06/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $425 $0 $5,425
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $425 $0 $5,425
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B01 09/08/1994 09/22/1994 $425 $425 $0 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 02001 Serious 3308 09/08/1994 09/22/1994 $5,000 $5,000 $0 09/27/1994 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170358659Event: 08/01/1994Employee Injured When Burned By Molten Aluminum
On August 1, 1994, Employee #1 was repairing an electrostatic sprayer of the caster stripper in the casting pit area of Barmet Aluminum Corporation, 2211 East Carson Street, Carson, California. Upon completion of the work, Employee #1 went to retrieve his tools which were placed on top of the caster. To retrieve the tools, Employee #1 had to step from the work platform to the frame of the caster. As Employee #1 placed his foot on the caster frame he lost his balance. In an attempt to regain his balance, he placed his left hand into the trough of molten aluminum. In a bid to relieve the pain in his hand, he shook the molten aluminum loose, with some falling into his right boot. The Fire Department responded, and took Employee #1 to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Employee #1 received second and third degree burns to his left and right ankles.
Keywords: burn, caster, molten metal, ankle
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120119128 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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