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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120266515 - Owens-Brockway Glass Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 120266515Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 12/06/1994

Owens-Brockway Glass Co.
1331 E. Philadelphia
Pomona, CA 91766
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3221/Glass Containers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:04/07/1995
Close Case:04/03/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $810 $0 $0 $0 $0 $810
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $165 $0 $165
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5194 H02 E 03/27/1995 04/29/1995 $165 $810 $0 04/24/1995 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170738975Event: 08/06/1994Employee Exposed To Chemicals Suffers Respiratory Irritation
At approximately 6:30 p.m. on August 6, 1994, Employee #1, of the Owens Brockway Company, Pomona, CA, responded to a low tin reading on an A-2 tin system. While tin-tetrachloride cylinders were being changed, the system became plugged. Employee #1 cleared the system by alternately opening and closing the bypass valve. During this process, the employee was exposed to tin-tetrachloride byproducts (hydrogen chloride vapor) that had leaked by some gears. Employee #1 suffered severe dyspnea and respiratory irritation. Upon investigation, it was found that Owens Brockway employees were not given specific training on the hazards of stannic tetrachloride and how to protect themselves from exposure. The employer was cited a serious violation of T8CCR 5194(h)(2)(e).
Keywords: leak, respiratory, hydrogen chloride, work rules, toxic fumes, untrained, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120266515 Hospitalized injury Other Not specified mechanics and repairers

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