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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 123900664 - New Albertsons Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 123900664Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 08/07/2006

New Albertsons Inc
9300 Toledo Way
Irvine, CA 92618
Union Status: Union
SIC: 5411/Grocery Stores
NAICS: 445110/Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores
Mailing: 9300 Toledo Way, Safety Dept, Irvine, CA 92618

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/20/2006
Close Case:11/17/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $18,750
Current Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5194 B05 I3 12/20/2006 01/22/2007 $0 $750 $0 03/09/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 5162 C 12/20/2006 12/30/2006 $9,000 $18,000 $0 03/09/2007 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201148137Event: 06/22/2006Employee Sustains Chemical Burns When Bleach Spills
On June 22, 2006, Employee #1 was operating a forklift at a warehouse distribution center of a national retail grocery chain. The forklift was a Model Number ERC050 Yale, with Serial Number K602715, FTC-068. It was carrying a pallet of 5.25-percent sodium hypochlorite bleach, with a total volume of 189 gallons. Employee #1, located at the forklift controls, was placing the pallet back on a twelve-foot-high shelf. He misjudged the placement of the pallet onto the shelf and hit an upright side support of the shelving unit. A few boxes of bleach fell on the forklift and spilled their contents on Employee #1. Employee #1 did not have immediate access to an emergency shower or to appropriate emergency procedures. He sustained second-degree chemical burns to his groin, buttocks and bilateral (both) thighs. He was hospitalized for treatment for chemical burns. Employee #1 was a full-time employee of this employer.
Keywords: ind trk operator, bleach, warehouse, industrial truck, chemical burn, mech mat handling, pallet, storage rack, falling object, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123900664 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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