Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126098763 - Parsons Energy & Chemical Group Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 126098763Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 11/16/2001

Parsons Energy & Chemical Group Inc
721 Charles E Young Dr. South
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9611/Administration of General Economic Programs
Mailing: 914 Westwood Bl. #812, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/12/2001
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/12/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362574030    
 Accident362583726    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201163532Event: 11/16/2001Gases Building Up In A Boiler Ignite And Burns Worker
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on November 16, 2001, Employee #1, a 21-year-old male, with Parsons Energy & Chemical Group Inc, that operates cogeneration facilities for UCLA. Employee #1 was in the facility where waste heat from boilers is harnessed to generate electrical power. Employee #1 was restarting a stand-by/waste heat boiler; the boiler did not fire the first time it was started, so Employee #1 made a second attempt to fire the boiler, which triggered an explosion in the forced draft fan area (which feeds fresh air and by-pass flue gas.) Employee #1 sustained cuts and a first degree burn on his face. It is suspected that the purging of unused gasses may not have been complete and unused gasses may have been by-passed back to the system causing the explosion at the fan.
Keywords: burn, gas-fired boiler, boiler, ignition system, gas
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126098763 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Supervisors, production occupations

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close