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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300869211 - La City Public Works - Street Services

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 300869211Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 11/04/2008

La City Public Works - Street Services
6640 Romain St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 1149 S. Broadway, 4th Flr., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/25/2009
Close Case:11/14/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,125 $0 $1,125
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $300 $0 $300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3328 B 02/25/2009 03/11/2009 $300 $1,125 $0 03/27/2009 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202539763Event: 10/24/2008Employee Is Burned In Flash Fire
On October 24, 2008, Employee #1 and a coworker drove a Unitized Asphalt Patcher (Model Number 144-CS, Serial Number CS-2412-05) to Hollywood yard to empty it at the end of a workday. The function of this truck is to use hot asphalt to patch potholes. The vehicle includes a build-in emulsion tank with a spray hose for cleaning, a conveyor to roll asphalt out from the patcher, and two burners at the front end to maintain asphalt at a designed temperature. Employee #1 was at the back of the truck, and had operated the conveyor to empty excess asphalt from the patcher. He then used the hose to spray E-SOY from the emulsion tank to clean inside the patcher. While spraying the sides of the back door, a flash fire occurred. Employee #1 was transported to Cedar Sinai Hospital, and then transferred to USC Burn Center, where he was hospitalized for second-degree burns to his right arm, right ear, and right side of his face.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, cleaning, fire, combustible liquid, flashback, arm, face, spraying rig
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300869211 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, light

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