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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1282514.015 - Walt Disney Parks And Resorts U.S. Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 1282514.015Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 11/30/2017

Walt Disney Parks And Resorts U.S. Inc.
1313 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 713110/Amusement and Theme Parks
Mailing: Attn: Health & Safety 1313 S Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/13/2018
Close Case:01/25/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1286587    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3 6
Current Violations 2 1 3 6
Initial Penalty $33,750 $0 $10,000 $1,750 $0 $45,500
Current Penalty $33,750 $0 $10,000 $1,750 $0 $45,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 461(C) 03/13/2018 04/24/2018 $500 $500 $0 05/23/2018 Z - Issued
  2. 01002 Other 43000029 B03 03/13/2018 03/30/2018 $500 $500 $0 05/23/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  3. 01003 Other 3203(A) 03/13/2018 03/30/2018 $750 $750 $0 05/23/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  4. 02001 Serious 4353(G) 03/13/2018 03/27/2018 $11,250 $11,250 $0 05/23/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  5. 03001 Repeat 342(A) 03/13/2018 03/27/2018 $10,000 $10,000 $0 05/23/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  6. 04001 Serious 3328(B) 03/13/2018 03/27/2018 $22,500 $22,500 $0 05/23/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 103053.015Event: 09/07/2017Three Employees Exposed To And Treated For Legionnaires Dise
The employer is an amusement park/resort that operates multiple cooling towers on its property. An existing cooling tower (CT2), and a newly constructed cooling tower (CT4), were brought back online for intermittent operations and mixing of waters, for adjusting. During this time, the employer was not effectively performing weekly bacteria inspections and had several days and weeks where the cooling towers were taken off line for maintenance. At 3:30 p.m. on September 7, 2017, Employee #1 was performing his duties as a cook, in his normal workplace, within 200 feet of the cooling towers. His normal path of travel during his day took him near and around the cooling towers. Employee #2 was performing his duties as an operating engineer who operated a steam locomotive amusement ride, within 50 feet of the cooling towers, at an elevated location near the fan exhaust of the cooling towers. Employee #3 was performing his duties as a maintenance laborer, within 200 feet, with travel back and forth next to the cooling towers. All three employees became ill and were diagnosed with Legionnaires Disease. Prior to employee illnesses, the old cooling tower (CT2) had been drained, but not the pipes underneath the tower, and the water became stagnant and infected with Legionella bacteria. All three employees were exposed to airborne Legionella on or about the August/September 2017 timeframe. Employees #1 and #3 were admitted to the hospital for treatment for more than 24 hours and Employee #2 was treated in the emergency room and released.
Keywords: amusement park/carnival, water, cooling tower, infectious disease, legionaires disease, water tower, pipe
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1282514.015 Hospitalized injury Other Operating engineers
2 1282514.015 Non Hospitalized injury Other Machinery maintenance occupations
3 1282514.015 Hospitalized injury Other Cooks, except short order

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