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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303172027 - Pacific Cast Technologies Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Or Health - Eugene

Nr: 303172027Report ID: 1054194Open Date: 02/18/2000

Pacific Cast Technologies Inc
150 Queen Ave Sw
Albany, OR 97321
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3369/Nonferrous Foundries, Except Aluminum and Copper

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:07/28/2000
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:10/31/2001

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,300
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 701076006 08/01/2000 10/15/2000 $0 $500 $0 08/21/2000 D - Govt Dismissed
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 701076001 B A 08/01/2000 08/18/2000 $0 $300 $0 08/21/2000 D - Govt Dismissed
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 701076001 A 08/01/2000 08/18/2000 $0 $500 $0 08/21/2000 D - Govt Dismissed
  4. 02004 Other 19100157 C04 08/01/2000 02/18/2000 $0 $0 $0 08/21/2000 D - Govt Dismissed

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201200813Event: 02/17/2000Employee Injured After Inhaling Chemicals And Smoke
Employee #1 was grinding a titanium alloy part in the grinding shack when a coworker smelled a pungent odor. After the coworker left the shack to investigate the odor, Employee #1 noticed a glow in the dust hog, or exhaust ventilation unit, so he left the grinding shack to turn off the ventilation. Another coworker was turning off the ventilation, so Employee #1 returned to the shack and, finding the door to the dust hog open, removed the smoldering filter from the dust hog. As he did this, the filter dropped to the floor. Employee #1 was kneeling to pick it up when coworkers sprayed the filter with a fire extinguisher. Employee #1 inhaled the smoke and/or the chemical material, and suffered respiratory distress. He was transported by the company environmental manager to Albany General Hospital, where he was held overnight.
Keywords: exhaust system, vapor, metal shop, fire, inhalation, respiratory tract, chemical vapor, grinding room, smoke inhalation, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303172027 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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