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Inspection: 1395912.015 - General Dynamics Nassco

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 1395912.015Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 04/25/2019

General Dynamics Nassco
2798 E Harbor Drnull
San Diego, CA 92113
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 336611/Ship Building and Repairing
Mailing: Po Box 85278m/S 27, San Diego, CA 92186

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/07/2019
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $36,000 $0 $0 $5,600 $0 $41,600
Current Penalty $36,000 $0 $0 $5,600 $0 $41,600
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) 10/07/2019 $5,000 $5,000 $0 10/28/2019 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Other 3203(A)(4) 10/07/2019 11/22/2019 $600 $600 $0 10/28/2019 C - Contested
  3. 02001 Serious 3203(A)(7) 10/07/2019 10/21/2019 $18,000 $18,000 $0 10/28/2019 C - Contested
  4. 03001 Serious 5416(C) 10/07/2019 10/21/2019 $18,000 $18,000 $0 10/28/2019 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 115710.015Event: 04/16/2019Employee Is Burned When Flammable Gases Ignite
At 6:00 p.m. on April 16, 2019, Employee # 1 and a coworker with General Dynamic s NASSCO, a shipbuilding and repair facility, were constructing and preparing w ooden blocks by melting wax in a portable metal melting pot which is heated by p lacing a rosebud torch into a rectangular chamber at the bottom of the melting p ot. A mixture of oxygen and natural gas is used to fuel the torch. The coworke r, lit the torch, placed it into the bottom of the melting pot, leaving it unatt ended while he went to perform other tasks. The coworker asked Employee #1 to g o and turn down the flame on the torch. Employee # 1 found that the torch was e xtinguished, so he pulled the torch out of the chamber to re-light it using a fl int striker. The concentration of natural gas and oxygen that had accumulated in and around the melting pot's lower chamber ignited when Employee # 1 attempted to re-light the torch. Employee # 1 was injured with burns to his arms and facia l hair. Employee # 1 was hospitalized. .
Keywords: abrasive burn, burn, melting furnace, natural gas, oxygen, shipyard, torch
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1395912.015 Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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