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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 305475659 - Aes Huntington Beach Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 305475659Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 04/07/2004

Aes Huntington Beach Llc
21730 Newland St
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
NAICS: 221111/Hydroelectric Power Generation

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/26/2004
Close Case:09/13/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362405714    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $23,000
Current Penalty $560 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $5,560
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 07/27/2004 07/30/2004 $5,000 $5,000 $0 11/26/2004 L - State Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3329 D 07/27/2004 08/13/2004 $560 $18,000 $0 11/26/2004 L - State Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201035946Event: 03/22/2004Hot Water Scolds Maintenance Technician
A maintenance technician for an electric power generation plant was servicing a saltwater pump. The pump provided fresh seawater to a wildlife-care facility adjacent to the generation plant. The Crown Barnes horizontal centrifugal pump (Serial No. C8293340901), which was powered by a 5-horsepower Arathon motor, was in a 12.2-meter by 6.1-meter, 9.1-meter deep saltwater pit. The work order for the job indicated that the pump was noisy. The worker found the pump was running in dead-head mode and shut it down. He began removing the discharge line from the pump. As he removed the flange, hot water was discharged from the opening. Because it was a closed system, the water in the pump was at a very high temperature. The hot water severely burned the worker. He was hospitalized with a third-degree burn to his right bicep and second-degree burns to his face and arm and the right side of his body.
Keywords: burn, electric motor, lockout, arm, face, pump, hot water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305475659 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations

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