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Inspection: 303590921 - Cemex California Cement Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bern M&T

Nr: 303590921Report ID: 0950653Open Date: 05/01/2007

Cemex California Cement Llc
25220 Black Mountain Quarry Road
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1422/Crushed and Broken Limestone
NAICS: 212312/Crushed and Broken Limestone Mining and Quarrying
Mailing: 16888 North E Street, Victorville, CA 92394

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/28/2007
Emphasis: L:TunnelClose Case:04/17/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $3,825 $0 $1,700 $0 $0 $5,525
Current Penalty $3,825 $0 $1,700 $0 $0 $5,525
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Repeat 3314 H03 06/29/2007 07/25/2007 $1,700 $1,700 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3380 A 06/29/2007 07/16/2007 $3,825 $3,825 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202317772Event: 05/01/2007Employee Suffers Second-Degree Burns
At approximately 5:15 a.m. on May 1, 2007, Employee #1 was unplugging a cyclone in the K-2 preheater tower. Employee #1 was using an air lance through a Cardox port in the plugged cyclone when a flush of hot kiln-feed material at a temperature of 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit, blew out around the lance engulfing him and penetrating his jacket through the collar and inside the face shield and hood. The personal protective equipment Employee #1 was using consisted of a hard hat, goggles, face shield, Nomex hood, green fire resistant jacket and silver (aluminized) gloves. This was known as secondary protective clothing and was not adequate for this type of exposure. The burns to Employee #1's upper back and face from hot dust that had entered under his jacket collar and around his face shield would not have occurred had Employee #1 been equipped with primary protective clothing such as an aluminized jacket with hood and integral face shield. Employee #1 suffered second-degree and third-degree burns to the right side of his face and upper back. Employee #1 was admitted to the burn unit at the hospital
Keywords: burn, heat, dust, kiln, ppe, torso, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303590921 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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