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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300776945 - Pechiney Cast Plate

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 300776945Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 04/17/2001

Pechiney Cast Plate
3200 Fruitland Ave
Vernon, CA 90058
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3365/Aluminum Foundries

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/17/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/13/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $20,250 $0 $0 $375 $0 $20,625
Current Penalty $13,770 $0 $0 $300 $0 $14,070
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B 08/23/2001 09/05/2001 $300 $375 $0 11/13/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3273 A 08/23/2001 08/28/2001 $270 $6,750 $0 11/13/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 3480 C02 08/23/2001 08/28/2001 $13,500 $13,500 $0 11/13/2001 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201055324Event: 02/23/2001Employee Burned By Molten Aluminum
Employee #1 was pouring molten aluminum into molds. He was standing on the covers of the molds. He then moved to step off the molds to clean the trough the aluminum was through. He tripped on a forklift handle that was mounted on the top of the mold covers. His right foot stepped into a gap that was approximately 12 inches, between the cover and exposed molten aluminum in the molds. Molten aluminum leaked into his boot, burning him. Employee #1 was transported to White Memorial Hospital where he was treated for second degree burns. He was later transported to UCI Medical Center and transferred to Grossman Burn Center where he underwent surgery and was hospitalized for nine days.
Keywords: burn, industrial truck, molten metal, tripped, trough, mold, foot
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300776945 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Hand molding, casting, and forming occupations

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