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Inspection: 125949719 - Elasco Inc
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office
Report ID: 0950631
Open Date: 05/19/2006
11377 Markon Dr Garden Grove, CA 92841
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2821/Plastics Materials, Synthetic Resins, and Nonvulcanizable Elastomers
NAICS: 325211/Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing
On March 9, 2006, Employee #1 was working on a conveyor line for his employer; a manufacturer of urethane-coated products for the marine, toy, appliance, and furniture industries. Employee #1 was standing at the conveyor line, where polyurethane-molds would come out of an open-flame oven that operated at approximately 225 degrees F. His job was to spray the mold release agent; Mavcoat T-100 Urethane Foam Release Coating, which has a flash point exceeding 200 degrees F. The mold release agent was in a drum, which was under 5 psi to 20 psi pressure and connected to a compressed line. Due to the mist caused by the spraying operation, Employee #1's cotton gloves were often soaked with the mold release agent. Employee #1 was injured, when a pinhole leak in the hose dispersed agent into the oven. The agent ignited and Employee #1 was engulfed in flames. He was hospitalized at the University of California - Irvine Hospital in Orange, California for 35 days with injuries, including inhalation burns, and second and third degree burns on his head, face, chest, and arms.
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