Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $8,100 $0 $0 $5,300 $0 $13,400
Current Penalty $2,970 $0 $0 $3,700 $0 $6,670
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5185 A 12/07/2009 01/09/2010 $150 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 342 A 12/07/2009 01/09/2012 $3,400 $5,000 $0 12/24/2009 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 02001 Other 3382 A 12/07/2009 01/09/2010 $150 $2,700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 03001 Serious 5162 A 12/07/2009 01/09/2010 $2,700 $2,700 $0 -
  5. 04001 Serious 5185 L 12/07/2009 01/09/2010 $270 $2,700 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201127180 Event: 09/23/2009Employee Is Injured In Battery Explosion
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on September 23, 2009, an employee, a maintenance worker for the City of Foster City Public Works Department was checking out the generator station which included checking: water level for the batteries, coolant level for the radiator and engine oil level; and starting the generator. The employee was reaching over a lead acid battery while attempting to start the generator when the battery exploded and knocked down the employee. A coworker, who was approximately 10 feet away, drove the employee to Mariner's Medical Clinic in Foster City. At the clinic, the employee's eyes were flushed. After examination by a physician, the coworker was instructed to take the employee to Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. At the Sequoia Hospital Emergency Room, the employee underwent a bilateral wash in both eyes and was sent home. At home, the employee continued to experience severe headaches and ringing in his ears. The employee was driven by his wife to Seton Medical Center Emergency Room in Daly City. After undergoing some emergency room screening procedures, the employee was admitted at Seton Medical Center on September 24 and discharged on 9/25/09. The battery involved was a Powerstride 4D lead acid battery installed on June 2008 for the power generator. The employee was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: battery, eye, explosion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310096706 Hospitalized injury Other Machinery maintenance occupations

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.