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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $300 $0 $300
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 1509 A 10/24/2003 11/11/2003 $150 $150 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 5194 H01 10/24/2003 11/11/2003 $150 $150 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201503901 Event: 09/25/2003Employee Receives Chemical Burns From Wet Concrete
Employee #1 was pouring a concrete slab on the roof of a commercial building. To protect him from dermal exposure to the caustic chemicals (lye and lime) contained in the wet concrete, he was required to use duct tape to seal the gap between the top of his boots and his pants. He failed to ensure that a good seal was maintained and, during the course of the day, the tape worked itself loose. Concrete seeped into the gap and came into contact with his feet. When the employee removed his rubber boots, he observed chemical burns on top of both of his feet. He was transported to Concentra Occupational Medical Center and was later referred to the Alta Bates Burn Center. He was treated for secondary burns to both of his feet.
Keywords: concrete slab, construction, chemical burn, concrete, foot
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301137899 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Construction laborers

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