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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 305474629 - Honeywell International

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 305474629Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 11/14/2003

Honeywell International
2525 W 190th St
Torrance, CA 90504
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3721/Aircraft
NAICS: 336411/Aircraft Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/30/2003
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/03/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362405474    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $36,000 $0 $0 $335 $0 $36,335
Current Penalty $36,000 $0 $0 $335 $0 $36,335
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A07 F 12/30/2003 01/20/2004 $335 $335 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3328 A 12/30/2003 01/12/2004 $18,000 $18,000 $0 -
  3. 03001 Serious 3328 E 12/30/2003 01/12/2004 $18,000 $18,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201035383Event: 11/13/2003Employee Injured After Pressure Vessel Exploded
At approximately 5:15 a.m. on November 13, 2003, Employee #1 submerged the spherical unit, MOT part Number 2341591-1, at Station 4 of Work Cell 5 in a water tank designed to protect against explosion to check for air leaks. He then pressurized the unit with nitrogen to 244 psi. Shortly after that a coworker heard the motor of the tank's lift arm as Employee #1 raised the unit above the water, upon which the clarifier exploded, with part of the debris striking Employee #1 on the left side of the head. He suffered a severe left side head injury from an exploding ozone clarifier, a 20-inch-long football- shaped inconel part placed partway along a pilot's air supply line to remove ozone, during a pressurized test. Employee #1 was taken to UCLA Harbor General Hospital in extremely critical condition on life support.
Keywords: head, nitrogen, explosion, struck by, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305474629 Hospitalized injury Other Aircraft engine mechanics

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