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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309912319 - Harbor Ornamental Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 309912319Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 02/02/2009

Harbor Ornamental Inc.
800 W. 220th St
Torrance, CA 90502
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3441/Fabricated Structural Metal
NAICS: 332312/Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/26/2009
Close Case:09/23/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362464620    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,350 $0 $5,350
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $2,150 $0 $2,150
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 05/26/2009 05/29/2009 $1,800 $5,000 $0 06/18/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Other 5420 A02 05/26/2009 05/29/2009 $350 $350 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202529343Event: 01/15/2009Employee Is Burned While Cutting Top Off Drum
At approximately 10:00 a.m., on January 15, 2009, Employee #1 was using an oxy-acetylene torch to cut the top off of a 55 gallon drum. The torch ignited the atmosphere in the drum, resulting in a flash fire. Employee #1's T-shirt and apron were ignited by the flash fire, and Employee #1 endured first and second-degree burns to his torso, arms and face. Employee #1 was further injured as he attempted to remove the burning clothing from his body. A coworker came to his aid and extinguished the burning clothing. Employee #1 was hospitalized at Torrance Memorial Medical Center to treat the burns on the right side of his torso, both arms and face.
Keywords: burn, acetylene torch, flammable vapors, drum, fire, torso, torch, arm, face, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309912319 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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