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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1398729.015 - Erie Plating Company

Inspection Information - Office: Erie

Nr: 1398729.015Report ID: 0336000Open Date: 05/07/2019

Erie Plating Company
656 West 12th Streetnull
Erie, PA 16501
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 332813/ Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, and Coloring
Mailing: 656 West 12th Streetnull, Erie, PA 16501

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/07/2019
Close Case:06/10/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1452236 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,635 $0 $5,635
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $3,000 $0 $3,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19040039 A02 05/09/2019 06/05/2019 $3,000 $5,635 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19040029 B01 05/09/2019 06/05/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 116011.015Event: 05/04/2019Employee Trips; Suffers First-Degree Chemical Burns To Face
At 5:30 a.m. on May 4, 2019, an employee was working for a firm that electroplat ed, plated, polished, anodized, and colored materials. He was carrying an open 1 .9-liter (2-quart) pitcher of sulfuric acid to the facility's blue dip tank, fol lowing the tank's cleanout. The employee tripped on a stair and fell into a plas tic water line. He lost control of the open 1.9-liter (2-quart) pitcher of sulfu ric acid. He suffered first-degree chemical burns to the right side of his face. He was hospitalized, locally at first. Due to the possibility that acid had spl ashed into his eyes, he was transfered to a higher-level hospital.
Keywords: bucket , chemical, chemical burn, cleaning, dip tank, eye, face, lost control, splashed, stair, sulfuric acid, tripped, walking surface
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1398729.015 Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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