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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300791449 - American Bathtub Refinisher

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 300791449Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 09/16/2002

American Bathtub Refinisher
11142 Polaris Dr
San Diego, CA 92126
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 3085 54th St, San Diego, CA 92105

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:03/03/2003
Close Case:07/31/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362071334    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 10 14
Current Violations 3 11 14
Initial Penalty $39,375 $0 $0 $3,750 $0 $43,125
Current Penalty $16,310 $0 $0 $1,625 $0 $17,935
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5144 M02 A 03/07/2003 06/09/2003 $225 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 1509 A 03/07/2003 06/09/2003 $0 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 1512 C01 03/07/2003 06/09/2003 $110 $150 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 1935 A 03/07/2003 06/09/2003 $0 $150 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Other 3234 B01 03/07/2003 06/09/2003 $110 $150 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Other 5144 D01 A 03/07/2003 06/09/2003 $450 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01007 Other 5144 D01 C 03/07/2003 06/09/2003 $0 $900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01008 Other 5144 E01 03/07/2003 06/09/2003 $0 $225 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01009 Other 5194 F04 03/07/2003 06/09/2003 $280 $375 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 01010 Other 5194 G01 03/07/2003 06/09/2003 $0 $150 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 02001 Serious 1534 B 03/07/2003 05/16/2003 $12,600 $12,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  12. 03001 Serious 1935 C 03/07/2003 05/16/2003 $3,035 $9,450 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  13. 04001 Other 5162 B 03/07/2003 05/16/2003 $450 $7,875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  14. 05001 Serious 3328 A 03/07/2003 05/16/2003 $675 $9,450 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201065620Event: 09/15/2002Employee Is Burned When Paint Mixture Explodes
On September 15, 2002, Employee #1, of American Bathtub Refinishers, was recoating a fiberglass shower enclosure at a private residence in San Diego, CA. He was using a Chiron electronic high volume, low pressure sprayer model Number SG90 to apply a mixture of 2-part epoxy paint, methyl ethyl ketone, and xylene when the liquid exploded into flames. The explosion and fire melted the pump and scorched the walls, floor, and ceiling of the bathroom. Employee #1 sustained second and third-degree burns on his back and arms before he jumped into the swimming pool. The homeowner witnessed flames shooting out the 1 ft by 5 ft bathroom window, and vegetation that was approximately 12 ft away was scorched by the fire. The flashpoint of the liquid mixture was determined to be approximately 28.4 degrees F (-2 degrees C).
Keywords: burn, mek, vapor, ventilation, flammable liquid, xylene, fire, back, explosion, pump
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300791449 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Painters, construction and maintenance

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