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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125657304 - Calaveras County Waste Water Treatment

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Concord

Nr: 125657304Report ID: 0950622Open Date: 04/19/1996

Calaveras County Waste Water Treatment
423 E. St. Charles
San Andreas, CA 95249
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7699/Repair Shops and Related Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: Pobox 846 - Attn: Mr. Fred Burnett, San Andreas, CA 95249

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:08/30/1996
Close Case:08/30/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361662489    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 25 6 31
Current Violations 24 2 26
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 342 A 08/30/1996 09/05/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
Deleted 2. 01002 Other 5193 C01 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 A - Amendment
Deleted 3. 01003 Other 5193 F01 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 A - Amendment
Deleted 4. 01004 Other 5193 G02 B 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 A - Amendment
Deleted 5. 01005 Other 5193 H01 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 A - Amendment
  6. 01006 Other 5143 A05 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 02001 Serious 3203 A02 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 03001 Serious 3203 A04 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 04001 Serious 3203 B01 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  10. 05001 Serious 3270 B 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  11. 06001 Serious 3272 A 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  12. 07001 Serious 3210 A 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  13. 08001 Serious 3209 A 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  14. 09001 Serious 3389 A 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  15. 10001 Serious 3328 B 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
Deleted 16. 11001 Serious 3277 C 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 A - Amendment
  17. 12001 Serious 5144 D 08/30/1996 10/18/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  18. 13001 Serious 5144 F03 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  19. 14001 Serious 5144 G 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  20. 15001 Serious 5157 C05 A 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  21. 16001 Serious 5157 C05 B 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  22. 17001 Serious 5157 C06 08/30/1996 10/28/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  23. 18001 Serious 5189 G01 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  24. 19001 Serious 5189 H01 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  25. 20001 Serious 5189 K01 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  26. 21001 Serious 5189 M01 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  27. 22001 Serious 5189 N01 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  28. 23001 Serious 5189 O01 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  29. 24001 Serious 5189 P01 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  30. 25001 Serious 5192 Q01 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -
  31. 26001 Serious 5194 E01 08/30/1996 12/30/1996 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170621312Event: 02/07/1996Two Employees Suffer From Exposure To Gas Or Particulates
On February 7, 1996, Employees #1 and #2 were performing routine maintenance work at Forest Meadows, a private residential development with no industrial or business sites. Employee #1 entered a manhole while Employee #2 stayed on top, watching and handing Employee #1 tools and materials. Prior to entry, the air in the manhole was tested with an Exotox monitor for oxygen, LEL, and hydrogen sulfide. A truck-mounted pressure sprayer was used to clean the interior of the manhole with water to which a small amount of bleach had been added. The estimated concentration of bleach was 27 ppm. No ventilator was used, and the work was completed without incident. No unusual smells or physical symptoms were noted during the work day. At approximately 2:00 a.m. on February 8, 1996, eight or nine hours after finishing work, Employee #1 experienced difficulty breathing and went to a local hospital. He was later diagnosed with bronchial tube damage. On February 13, 1996, Employee #2 sought medical care at Sonora Community Emergency. Both employees received worker's compensation benefits from CAL COMP.
Keywords: respiratory, lung, vapor, bleach, work rules, cleaning, manhole, overexposure, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125657304 Non Hospitalized injury Other Helpers, mechanics and repairers
2 125657304 Hospitalized injury Other Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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