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Inspection: 120314745 - Hi-Shear Technology Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 120314745Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 03/30/2005

Hi-Shear Technology Corp.
26313 Golden Valley Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3728/Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 336411/Aircraft Manufacturing
Mailing: 24225 Garnier Street, Torrance, CA 90505

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/31/2005
Close Case:09/08/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5248 A 08/31/2005 08/31/2005 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201119351Event: 02/07/2005Employee Is Injured In Chemical Explosion
On February 7, 2005, Employee #1 was producing a batch of Zirconium Potassium Perchlorate at Hi-Shear Technology Corporation's Saugus Facility. He was wearing 100 percent cotton garments, conductive safety shoes, safety glasses, and an anti-static wrist strap. Without waiting for the mixture to dry thoroughly, he used a mortal and pestle to blend the material. When the material exploded, Employee #1 sustained a fractured left arm and shrapnel lacerations to his hands. He was hospitalized at Henry Mayo clinic for treatment. Employee #1 understood that he was working unsafely, contrary to his training.
Keywords: fracture, ppe, work rules, explosion, laceration, chemical reaction, arm, hand, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120314745 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Chemical engineers

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