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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126110667 - Edna Valley Vineyard

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Ventura

Nr: 126110667Report ID: 0950645Open Date: 07/31/2003

Edna Valley Vineyard
2585 Biddle Ranch Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2084/Wines, Brandy, and Brandy Spirits
NAICS: 312130/Wineries

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/07/2003
Close Case:09/15/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,450 $0 $5,450
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,450 $0 $5,450
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 10/07/2003 10/10/2003 $5,000 $5,000 $0 10/27/2003 D - Govt Dismissed
  2. 01002 Other 3203 B02 10/07/2003 10/20/2003 $300 $300 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 3235 F 10/07/2003 11/09/2003 $150 $150 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201096708Event: 07/24/2003Employee Is Burned When Hot Water Pipe Ruptures
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on July 24, 2003, Employee #1 was repairing a 2-inch-diameter copper pipe coming out of a 10,000-gallon hot water tank. The pressure in the tank was approximately 120 to 140 psi and the temperature of the water was approximately 185 degrees Fahrenheit. The employee released the pressure and turned off the boiler. He used a scissor lift to access the 12-foot-high area where he removed the leaky pipe section. He repaired the pipe in the shop and returned to the boiler and soldered the pipe section into place. He turned on the boiler and later noticed another leak. He used the scissor lift to check the leak and saw the pipe was leaking at the new solder joints. As he was coming down on the scissor lift, the joint ruptured and hot water sprayed the left side of his body. He jumped approximately 10 feet off the scissor to the ground. He was hospitalized with burns.
Keywords: burn, leak, boiler, rupture, plumbing, struck by, water pipe, hot water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126110667 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Management related occupations, n.e.c.

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