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Inspection: 301119640 - Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Concord

Nr: 301119640Report ID: 0950622Open Date: 06/14/1999

Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Co.
2751 San Juan Road
Hollister, CA 95023
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2892/Explosives

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/06/1999
Close Case:12/09/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101480192    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 13 1 14
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $38,250 $0 $0 $450 $0 $38,700
Current Penalty $3,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 342 A 12/06/1999 12/09/1999 $0 $450 $0 12/21/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 02001 Serious 5189 D01 12/06/1999 01/08/2000 $0 $2,250 $0 12/21/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 5189 D03 B 12/06/1999 03/15/2001 $1,875 $2,250 $0 12/21/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 04001 Serious 5189 E01 12/06/1999 01/08/2000 $0 $2,250 $0 12/21/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 5. 05001 Serious 5189 F01 B 12/06/1999 01/08/2000 $0 $2,250 $0 12/21/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 6. 06001 Serious 5189 F01 C 12/06/1999 01/08/2000 $0 $4,500 $0 12/21/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 7. 07001 Serious 5189 F04 12/06/1999 01/08/2000 $0 $4,500 $0 12/21/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 8. 08001 Serious 5189 G04 12/06/1999 01/08/2000 $0 $2,250 $0 12/21/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 9. 09001 Serious 5189 J01 12/06/1999 12/09/1999 $0 $2,250 $0 12/21/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 10001 Serious 5328 H 12/06/1999 03/15/2001 $1,875 $4,500 $0 12/21/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 11. 11001 Serious 5328 K 12/06/1999 01/08/2000 $0 $2,250 $0 12/21/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 12. 12001 Serious 3384 A 12/06/1999 01/08/2000 $0 $4,500 $0 12/21/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 13. 13001 Serious 3382 A 12/06/1999 01/08/2000 $0 $2,250 $0 12/21/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 14. 14001 Serious 3381 A 12/06/1999 01/08/2000 $0 $2,250 $0 12/21/1999 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201482361Event: 06/07/1999Employee Injured In Explosion Of Powder During Assembly
Employee #1 was performing assembly procedure 92566-01. The procedure consists of pressing an explosive powder into a metal output body. Two pressing tools, the funnel and the stop ram, became stuck together during the procedure. Employee #1 asked the manufacturing engineer how to separate the stuck tools. The manufacturing engineer instructed Employee #1 to tap on the jammed pressing tools with another object. Employee #1 followed the instructions of the manufacturing engineer. When Employee #1 tapped on the tools, the explosive powder contained within the pressing tools detonated. The explosion blew the tools out of Employee #1's hand. Employee #1 suffered abrasion injuries to his left hand and was hospitalized. The flying pressing tools did not strike anyone else.
Keywords: jammed, explosion, abrasion, powder, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301119640 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Assemblers

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