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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $6,440 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,440
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $3,220 $0 $3,220
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Other 19101450 F01 03/13/2019 $3,220 $6,440 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Other 19101450 H01 II 03/13/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 113078.015 Event: 01/25/2019Employee Sustains Burns During Cryostat Flash Fire
At 12:50 p.m. on January 25, 2019, an employee was working for a medical testing laboratory. He was operating a cryostat. He was flash freezing a chuck (tissue holder) of human tissue in preparation for cutting in order to make histology sl ides. The freeze spray ignited. The employee sustained burns to his face and nec k from the flames. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, equipment operator, face, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, neck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1374589.015 Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed

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