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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126027358 - Kaiser Permanente

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 126027358Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 08/03/1999

Kaiser Permanente
5601 De Soto Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Union Status: Union
SIC: 8062/General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/10/1999
Close Case:03/05/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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 $750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 2811 11/29/1999 12/02/1999 $750 $5,000 $0 01/28/2000 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201112034Event: 06/22/1999Burn - Electrical Fault In Test Equipment
Two employees were troubleshooting a problem with a hospital air conditioning chiller system. The employees opened a 4160-volt electrical cabinet to check fuses and other components. One of the employees touched a terminal with a lead from a low-voltage, hand-held voltage tester. The tester failed, and the ensuing electric arc burned the employee's hands, arms, and face. He was hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns.
Keywords: burn, e gi v, electric arc, electrical, electrical testing, electrical work, test equipment, electrical cabinet, electrical fault
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126027358 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Engineering technicians, n.e.c.

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