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Inspection: 1351910.015 - Morton Grinding, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 1351910.015Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 10/01/2018

Morton Grinding, Inc.
201 East Avenue K-15
Lancaster, CA 93535
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 332722/ Bolt, Nut, Screw, Rivet, and Washer Manufacturing
Mailing: 201 East Avenue K-15, Lancaster, CA 93535

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:01/09/2019
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $40,500 $0 $0 $420 $0 $40,920
Current Penalty $8,100 $0 $0 $112 $0 $8,212
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(A) 01/09/2019 02/13/2019 $112 $420 $0 03/26/2019 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  2. 02001 Serious 5191(E)(3) 01/09/2019 01/29/2019 $4,500 $22,500 $0 03/26/2019 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  3. 03001 Serious 5191(F) 01/09/2019 01/29/2019 $3,600 $18,000 $0 03/26/2019 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 115775.015Event: 07/10/2018Employee Is Chemically Burned Preparing Acid Sample
At 6:45 a.m. on July 10, 2018, an employee was preparing a "thread roll acid" sa mple inside a laboratory hood. The employee added water, nitric acid and hydrofl uoric acid into a plastic bottle. He placed a lid on the bottle and mixed the so lution by agitating the bottle. The solution turned red, gave off fumes and the bottle exploded. Acid sprayed inside the hood and through the sash, which was po sitioned down to the employee's chest-level (a 18 inch sash opening). The employ ee received chemical burns on his chest and left hand/wrist, requiring him to be hospitalized.
Keywords: abdomen, arm, burn, chemical, chemical burn, chemical exposure, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, chest, explosion, hand, hydrofluoric acid, nitric acid, testing lab, toxic fumes, ventilation, water, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1351910.015 Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed

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