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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125906701 - Gemini Industries Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 125906701Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 06/04/1997

Gemini Industries Inc
2311 S Pullman St
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3399/Primary Metal Products, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/04/1997
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/09/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170167779Event: 04/15/1997Employee Burned When Steam Escapes From Vat
Employee #1 was attending a large fiberglass vat into which oil refinery catalyst, water, soda ash, steam, and formic acid had been added. The mixture was then agitated to reduce it and to recover palladium and platinum. He was leaving the vat to take his afternoon break when he turned and saw the material being forced out the top. He returned to the vat and was injured by the escaping steam. Employee #1 sustained burns over 35 percent of his body, including his face, upper arms, and foot.
Keywords: burn, steam, chemical reaction, high pressure, arm, face, pressure release, foot, high temperature
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125906701 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Separating, filtering & clarifying mach. operators

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