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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307160580 - Mcwong Holding Co

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 307160580Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 03/24/2004

Mcwong Holding Co
466 Woodward Bl
Arcadia, CA 91007
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1521/General Contractors-Single-Family Houses
NAICS: 236115/New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders)
Mailing: 311 E Valley Bl Ste 109, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/28/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:07/06/2006
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,525 $0 $5,525
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,250 $0 $5,250
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 06/23/2004 06/28/2004 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3203 A 06/23/2004 08/06/2004 $50 $175 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 1534 B 06/23/2004 07/06/2004 $200 $350 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201058344Event: 03/16/2004Employee Killed When Flammable Vapors Explode
At approximately 3:40 p.m. on March 16, 2004, Employee #1 was painting the interior of a house. He was cleaning his paint sprayer with lacquer thinner in the kitchen and dinning areas. The concentration of the flammable vapors reached the explosive range due to inadequate ventilation. An ignition source ignited the vapors causing an explosion and fire. Employee #1 suffered second and third degree burns over seventy percent of his body and died at the hospital.
Keywords: ventilation, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, cleaning, fire, spray painting, paint, explosion, painter
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307160580 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Painters, construction and maintenance

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