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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307179523 - Gws Nursery & Supplies Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 307179523Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 11/15/2005

Gws Nursery & Supplies Inc.
4414 N. Azusa Canyon Road
Irwindale, CA 91706
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4953/Refuse Systems
NAICS: 562212/Solid Waste Landfill
Mailing: 10120 Miller Way, Southgate, CA 90280

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/25/2006
Close Case:07/03/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $450 $0 $13,050
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,625 $0 $1,625
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5174 D 03/23/2006 04/12/2006 $225 $450 $0 05/25/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 5174 C 03/23/2006 04/12/2006 $1,400 $12,600 $0 05/25/2006 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201800398Event: 09/28/2005Employee Is Burned Collecting Combustible Wood Dust
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on September 28, 2005, Employee #1 arrived at the site with a roll-off truck. He parked his truck inside the dust collection booth and closed the entrance door. He walked to the west side of the booth where the operating controls were located in a window. He put his left arm inside the window to operate a valve to lower the dust feed bag over the container for collection. The metal container was approximately 15 ft by 12 ft by 10 ft high. The truck was not idling. A fire erupted inside the booth due to a static spark that ignited the wood dust. The exact source of the spark or ignition could not be determined. Employee #1 stated that he infrequently observed a static spark in the past standing on top of filled container while covering the bag mouth with a cardboard piece near the ceiling of the booth. Employee #1 suffered second and third degree burns on his left arm and ear and was hospitalized for four knights.
Keywords: burn, equipment operator, fire, ear, truck, spark, arm, combustible dust, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307179523 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy

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