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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120138227 - Abcana Industries

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 120138227Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 11/07/2001

Abcana Industries
545 W Bradley
El Cajon, CA 92020
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5169/Chemicals and Allied Products, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/17/2002
Close Case:03/14/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362073561    
 Complaint78399250   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 8 19 27
Current Violations 5 20 25
Initial Penalty $63,330 $0 $0 $7,255 $0 $70,585
Current Penalty $23,250 $0 $0 $4,540 $0 $27,790
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 342 A 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $0 $160 $0 05/02/2002 D - Govt Dismissed
  2. 01002 Other 461 A 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $160 $160 $0 05/02/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 01003 Other 23400021 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $485 $485 $0 05/02/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  4. 01004 Other 23400026 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $0 $365 $0 05/02/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Other 25100004 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $245 $245 $0 05/02/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  6. 01006 Other 3203 B01 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $245 $245 $0 05/02/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  7. 01007 Other 3328 E 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $730 $730 $0 05/02/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  8. 01008 Other 3366 D 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $605 $605 $0 05/02/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  9. 01009 Other 3366 E 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $0 $605 $0 05/02/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  10. 01010 Other 3664 A 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $200 $200 $0 05/02/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  11. 01011 Other 5144 C 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $0 $245 $0 05/02/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 01012 Other 5144 E 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $650 $650 $0 05/02/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  13. 01013 Other 5144 F 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $0 $650 $0 05/02/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  14. 01014 Other 5144 H 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $0 $650 $0 05/02/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  15. 01015 Other 5144 K 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $0 $200 $0 05/02/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  16. 01016 Other 5192 Q03 D 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $0 $245 $0 05/02/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  17. 01017 Other 5192 Q03 G 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $0 $245 $0 05/02/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  18. 01018 Other 5192 Q06 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $245 $245 $0 05/02/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  19. 01019 Other 6151 E03 04/17/2002 05/20/2002 $325 $325 $0 05/02/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  20. 02001 Serious 23400022 A 04/17/2002 04/29/2002 $585 $5,850 $0 05/02/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  21. 03001 Serious 23400023 04/17/2002 04/29/2002 $5,850 $5,850 $0 05/02/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  22. 04001 Serious 3382 A 04/17/2002 04/29/2002 $7,310 $7,310 $0 05/02/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  23. 05001 Serious 3383 A 04/17/2002 04/29/2002 $730 $7,310 $0 05/02/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  24. 06001 Other 4002 A 04/17/2002 04/29/2002 $650 $5,850 $0 05/02/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  25. 07001 Serious 5144 D 04/17/2002 04/29/2002 $8,775 $8,775 $0 05/02/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
Deleted 26. 08001 Serious 5164 A 04/17/2002 04/29/2002 $0 $18,000 $0 05/02/2002 D - Govt Dismissed
  27. 09001 Other 5192 Q01 04/17/2002 04/29/2002 $0 $4,385 $0 05/02/2002 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201064672Event: 05/15/2001Employee'S Lungs Injured When He Inhales Chemical Vapors
At approximately 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. on May 15, 2001, Employee #1 was working next to a maintenance room. During a pumping operation, muriatic acid, (containing 31 to 36 percent hydrochloric acid), and bleach, (containing 12.5 to 15.6 percent sodium hypochlorite and 0.1 to 2.0 percent sodium hydroxide), inadvertently mixed. Employee #1 was hospitalized for inhalation of chlorine gas and hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid vapors.
Keywords: hydrochloric acid, lung, sodium hydroxide, vapor, sodium hypochlorite, bleach, inhalation, chlorine, chemical burn
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120138227 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Truck drivers, light

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