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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 301331468 - Southern Cal Gas Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 301331468Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 02/04/2004

Southern Cal Gas Co.
8101 Rosemead Ave.
01331559era, CA 90660
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4925/Mixed, Manufactured, or Liquefied Petroleum Gas Production and/or
NAICS: 221210/Natural Gas Distribution
Mailing: 555 W.5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/16/2004
Close Case:12/28/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,375 $0 $5,375
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3380 B 07/14/2004 07/30/2004 $0 $375 $0 11/24/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 342 A 07/14/2004 07/30/2004 $5,000 $5,000 $0 11/24/2004 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201798253Event: 01/20/2004Employee Is Burned While Welding
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on January 20, 2004, Employee #1, a lead construction technician for Southern California Gas Company, was taking a refresher test in the training shop and was welding with a gas torch when hot spatter from the metal he was welding fell into his glove. He suffered third degree burns on his left wrist. He was hospitalized 6 days later, on January 26, 2004, when his arm developed an infection and stayed 2 nights in the Sherman Oaks Burn Center in Sherman Oaks, CA.
Keywords: burn, acetylene torch, welding, torch, molten metal, flying object, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301331468 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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