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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125906545 - Fine Line

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 125906545Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 05/02/1997

Fine Line
15181 Woodlawn Ave
Tustin, CA 92680
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1771/Concrete Work
Mailing: 14240 El Mesa Dr, Riverside, CA 92503

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/16/1997
Close Case:08/31/1998

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $1,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,250
Current Penalty $300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 1528 B 09/16/1997 10/04/1997 $0 $625 $0 11/26/1997 D - Govt Dismissed
  2. 02001 Serious 1533 A 09/16/1997 10/04/1997 $300 $625 $0 11/26/1997 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170853071Event: 03/19/1997Employee Suffers From Exposure To Carbon Monoxide
At 7:15 a.m. on March 19, 1997, a general contractor began jackhammering while a subcontractor started to cut concrete using a 35 hp Meco gasoline-powered generator to power the concrete saw. The generator was in the mechanical lab area and ran for 45 minutes. Employee #1, age 20, and three coworkers were exposed to carbon monoxide from the generator. Employee #1 and one coworker were transported by ambulance to Western Medical Center; the two other coworkers were driven to the hospital by the superintendent. Employee #1's carboxyhemoglobin level (COHB) was 23.8; those of the three coworkers were 27.3, 21.6, and 18.8. All four workers were treated in a hyperbaric chamber and released in satisfactory condition after 4 to 6 hours at the hospital. The employers were cited for serious violations of T8CCR 1528(b), for failing to protect its workers from exposure to harmful substances (carbon monoxide); and of T8CCR 1533(a), for operating equipment driven by an internal combustion engine inside the mechanical lab area without adequate methods of control.
Keywords: vapor, ventilation, construction, inhalation, exhaust fumes, carboxyhemoglobin, chemical vapor, poisoning, overexposure, carbon monoxide
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125906545 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Concrete and terrazzo finishers

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