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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $870 $0 $870
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $650 $0 $650
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 23400017 A 12/28/2011 01/02/2012 $195 $260 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3203 A 12/28/2011 01/30/2012 $130 $175 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 5162 A 12/28/2011 01/30/2012 $195 $260 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 5194 E01 12/28/2011 01/30/2012 $130 $175 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201128568 Event: 09/08/2011Employee Is Burned When Car Radiator Explodes
At about 11:40 a.m. on September 8, 2011, the manager of an auto repair facility assigned Employee #1, a mechanic, to diagnose an electrical problem in a 1997 Nissan Altima. The vehicle owner had installed a new alternator that was not charging the car's battery. The manager and two other mechanics observed Employee #1 raise the car's hood and nothing appeared abnormal. The other mechanics resumed work on other vehicles. A few minutes later, the car's radiator exploded, spraying Employee #1 with hot coolant. He was hospitalized at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for second-degree burns on his chest, arms, neck, face and head, a lung infection, kidney trauma, and hearing loss in his right ear. The manager stated that the main fuse was blown on the car and that may have contributed to the overheating of the engine.
Keywords: burn, chest, fuse, automotive repair, mechanic, explosion, automobile, face, pressure release, hot water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310100854 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Automobile mechanics

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