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Inspection: 309909620 - The Boeing Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 309909620Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 05/22/2008

The Boeing Company
3521 E Spring St
Long Beach, CA 90807
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3721/Aircraft
NAICS: 336411/Aircraft Manufacturing
Mailing: 2401 E Wardlow Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/13/2008
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/30/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $11,250 $0 $0 $2,090 $0 $13,340
Current Penalty $8,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 3203 A 08/13/2008 08/21/2008 $0 $1,045 $0 09/02/2008 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Other 3380 E 08/13/2008 09/02/2008 $0 $1,045 $0 09/02/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 3328 G 08/13/2008 08/21/2008 $8,100 $11,250 $0 09/02/2008 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202528543Event: 04/02/2008Employee Is Injured In Liquid Oxygen Explosion
At 6:15 a.m., on April 2, 2008, Employees #1 and #2 with over 12 years experience were beginning to pump liquid oxygen into the lower nose area of a C-17 Canadian Air Force transport plane. LOX cart 0865 was bonded and grounded. However, the nozzle fitting did not mate properly to the plane and an explosion at the connection site shattered Employee #1's right hand. Also, pieces of the nozzle struck him in the head and arm. The explosion made a hole in the refueling bay of the plane. Employee #2 was not injured. Employee #1 was taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital for reconstructive operations on his right hand. The Division opened an inspection of this incident at The Boeing Company site on May 22, 2008.
Keywords: fuel line, head, refueling, explosion, struck by, arm, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309909620 Hospitalized injury Other Aircraft mechanics, excluding engine

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