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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125908061 - Champ Steel

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 125908061Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 07/09/1997

Champ Steel
5301 Bolsa Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3721/Aircraft
Mailing: 633 E Young St, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/22/1997
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/09/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $6,500 $0 $0 $600 $0 $7,100
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $750 $0 $750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 2944 H01 B 09/26/1997 10/19/1997 $600 $600 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 2811 09/26/1997 10/19/1997 $150 $5,000 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 2940 B 09/26/1997 10/19/1997 $0 $1,500 $0 D - Govt Dismissed

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201140373Event: 04/26/1997Burn - Voltage Tester Failed
An electrician was working in a substation. He was performing preventive maintenance, cleaning the low-voltage (480-volt) side of a transformer. The electrician tried to test the incoming high-voltage (12-kilovolt) conductors with a tester rated for 600 volts maximum. The tester failed, and the ensuing electric arc burned the employee. He sustained second- and third-degree burns to both his hands and to his face. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical, electrician, equipment failure, test equipment, e ptd, elec utility work, electrical fault
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125908061 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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