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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125885442 - Tamco Steel, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 125885442Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 03/16/2004

Tamco Steel, Inc.
12459-B Arrow Highway
258849 Cucamonga, CA 91739
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3325/Steel Foundries, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 331513/Steel Foundries (except Investment)
Mailing: P.O.Box 325, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/15/2004
Close Case:10/31/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $425 $0 $425
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 3220 B 09/15/2004 10/18/2004 $0 $425 $0 10/08/2004 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201159506Event: 03/16/2004Employee Burned When Electric-Arc Furnace Explodes
At approximately 2:20 a.m. on March 16, 2004, Employee #1, an environmental safety technician, and three coworkers were attempting to stop a water leak on a furnace. The electric-arc furnace was used to convert scrap metal into new reinforcing bars for construction. A loud popping sound was heard and all workers ran. The furnace exploded and three coworkers were struck from behind by hot steam and flying debris driven by the pressure wave of the explosion. Employee #1 was observing from the control room when the explosion blew out the front observation glass and the back window. Two of the three coworkers on the furnace floor were treated for burns and cuts and released but were not recorded as injuries. Employee #1 suffered severe burns and required surgery and was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, furnace, explosion, laceration, struck by, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125885442 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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