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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1312676.015 - Cryogenic Experts Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 1312676.015Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 05/01/2018

Cryogenic Experts Inc.
531 Sandy Circle
Oxnard, CA 93036
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 332410/Power Boiler and Heat Exchanger Manufacturing
Mailing: 531 Sandy Circle, Oxnard, CA 93036

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/03/2018
Close Case:10/03/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,600
Current Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3380(F)(1) 10/03/2018 10/22/2018 $12,600 $12,600 $0 11/14/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 109635.015Event: 04/09/2018Employee Suffers Burns From Plasma Cutter Sparks
At 4:00 p.m. on April 9, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker were cutting holes into a 0.5 inch thick stainless steel metal sheet, using a plasma cutter, in an outside work area. The employee was holding a manual compass that was used as a guide to cut the circular shapes onto the metal sheet, while the coworker was operating and cutting with the plasma torch. The employees shirt caught on fire from the sparks generated by the plasma cutting process, resulting in severe burns to his left torso, arm, and hands. He was wearing a welding helmet, leather gloves, 100% cotton shirt, pants, and leather boots. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: ppe, torso, burn, fire, metal sheet, hand, clothing, arm, torch, spark
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1312676.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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