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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1254580.015 - Wiretech, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 1254580.015Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 08/14/2017

Wiretech, Inc.
6440 Canning Stnull
Commerce, CA 90040
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 331222/Steel Wire Drawing
Mailing: 6440 Canning Stnull, Commerce, CA 90040

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:02/12/2018
Close Case:10/02/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $60,750 $0 $0 $1,125 $0 $61,875
Current Penalty $21,600 $0 $0 $150 $0 $21,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(A)(4) 02/13/2018 03/19/2018 $150 $1,125 $0 03/13/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  2. 02001 Serious 3270(C) 02/13/2018 $16,200 $20,250 $0 03/13/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  3. 03001 Serious 3382(A) 02/13/2018 02/23/2018 $2,700 $20,250 $0 03/13/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  4. 04001 Serious 5162(D) 02/13/2018 02/23/2018 $2,700 $20,250 $0 03/13/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 98154.015Event: 08/14/2017Employee Falls Into Acid Tank And Suffers Chemical Burns
At approximately 5:15 a.m. on August 14, 2017, an employee was working alone at the time, saw that there was a lot of accumulated water on the floor and the pum ps were running, which was not the usual situation on a Monday morning. The emp loyee climbed up onto the side of the tanks in the cleaning line to inspect the main pipe above the tanks and to open the main valve to release water to try to determine where the leak was. The employee turned on the city water valve, then walked along the back edges for a few feet and fell into a 4-ft wide by 11-ft l ong by 7-ft deep tank of 5% sulfuric acid (pH <1). The employee was wearing spe ctacle safety glasses with no side shields, and leather and fabric gloves. The employee suffered chemical burns to approximately 50-70% of his body. He was tr ansported by ambulance to Beverly Hospital, and was then transferred to the Los Angeles County/USC Burn Unit. Where he was hospitalized and treated.
Keywords: chemical, chemical burn, fall, sulfuric acid
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1254580.015 Hospitalized injury Misc. metal,plastic,stone&glass-working mach. op's

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