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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1279610.015 - Surface Modification Systems Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 1279610.015Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 11/29/2017

Surface Modification Systems Inc
North Tustin, CA 92705
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 332812/ Metal Coating, Engraving (except Jewelry and Silverware), and Allied Services to Manufacturers
Mailing: 12917 Park St, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:04/04/2018
Close Case:10/01/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $5,185 $0 $15,985
Current Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $5,050 $0 $15,850
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) 04/04/2018 $5,000 $5,000 $0 04/23/2018 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3203(A) 04/04/2018 $50 $185 $0 04/23/2018 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 5144(C)(1) 04/04/2018 $10,800 $10,800 $0 04/23/2018 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 101059.015Event: 10/04/2017Employee Dies 30 Days After Chemical Exposure
At 12:00 p.m. on October 4, 2017, Employee #1 was plasma spraying a coating inside of a 10 foot long by 7.5 inch pipe. The employee was not wearing respiratory protection and inhaled nickel-chromium fumes. Employee #1 developed acute respiratory failure and was hospitalized until November 9, 2017, when he died from a fatal cardiac event.
Keywords: ppe, respiratory, chemical, inhalation, cardiac arrest, vapor, respirator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1279610.015 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Management related occupations, n.e.c.

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