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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309449155 - Whitaker Surface Systems

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo

Nr: 309449155Report ID: 0524700Open Date: 08/30/2007

Whitaker Surface Systems
2707 Tracy Rd.
Northwood, OH 43619
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3471/Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, and Coloring
NAICS: 332813/ Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, and Coloring

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/30/2007
Close Case:04/06/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202099685   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $3,000 $0 $400 $0 $0 $3,400
Current Penalty $3,000 $0 $400 $0 $0 $3,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100132 A 10/18/2007 10/25/2007 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100133 A01 10/18/2007 10/25/2007 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002 Serious 19100132 D01 10/18/2007 11/06/2007 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  4. 02001 Repeat 19101200 F05 I 10/18/2007 10/30/2007 $200 $200 $0 -
  5. 02002 Repeat 19101200 F05 II 10/18/2007 10/30/2007 $200 $200 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202088399Event: 08/30/2007Employee Burns Hand And Arm In Dip Tank
At 4:30 a.m. on August 30, 2007, Employee #1 was working for Whitaker Surface Systems on the Hand Rack Line. As Employee #1 reached up to catch his balance, he grabbed the side of one of the dip tanks, which contained a caustic solution of sodium hydroxide, sodium silicate and sodium phosphate. Employee #1's hand slipped on the edge of the dip tank, and his hand and arm went into the dipping tank. He received first- and third-degree burns to his left hand and arm. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of his chemical burns.
Keywords: burn, sodium hydroxide, slip, walk platform, phosphoric acid, dip tank, arm, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309449155 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Laborers, except construction

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