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Inspection: 125959098 - Bredero Price Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 125959098Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 05/17/1996

Bredero Price Company
14000 San Bernardino Avenue Sw Gate #6
Fontana, CA 92335
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3316/Cold-Rolled Steel Sheet, Strip, and Bars
Mailing: Post Office Box 1317, Fontana, CA 92334

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/17/1996
Close Case:07/02/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362034530    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $1,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3329 D 08/05/1996 08/08/1996 $1,000 $5,000 $0 09/10/1996 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201150083Event: 02/18/1996Employee Burned When Vapors Ignited By Pilot Light
At approximately 11:00 p.m. on February 18, 1996, Employee #1 and a coworker were attempting to install a blank in a gas line to a processing furnace in the company's galvanizing department. As they removed the bolts holding the section of pipe in place, they felt the gas rushing past their faces. The gas traveled upward to the pilot lights in the furnace, where it was ignited and caused a flashback. Employee #1 sustained second-degree burns to his neck and face, and first-degree burns to his arms. The coworker was not injured.
Keywords: burn, furnace, pilot light, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, gas, flashback, neck, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125959098 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations

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