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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310193198 - Sun Pacific

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 310193198Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 07/13/2006

Sun Pacific
1 1/4 M. W Of Old River Rd. Pump Station 7p3
Maricopa, CA 93311
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0174/Citrus Fruits
NAICS: 111310/Orange Groves
Mailing: 33374 Lerdo Hwy., Bakersfield, CA 93308

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:12/14/2006
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)Close Case:03/11/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $11,470 $0 $0 $1,060 $0 $12,530
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $2,250 $0 $2,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5194 H01 12/15/2006 01/02/2007 $750 $1,060 $0 01/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 5162 A 12/15/2006 01/02/2007 $750 $5,735 $0 01/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Other 5162 B 12/15/2006 01/02/2007 $750 $5,735 $0 01/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 310193198Event: 06/23/2006Employee Is Burned By Sulfuric Acid
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on June 23, 2006, a truck driver, was unloading sulfuric acid. Instead of securing the 2-in. hose by using cam locks, he asked Employee #1 to hold it in place. One end of the hose was connected to the trailer and the other end was over the top manhole hatch of the 1,400 gallon flat-bottom sulfuric acid tank, located inside a secondary containment tank. After he finished unloading the acid, the truck driver opened the air valve to blow some air through the hose to clear it of any residual acid. The hose started vibrating and Employee #1 let it go. Employee #1 turned away and tried to leave the area, when the hose came off and sprayed him with acid. Employee #1 was admitted to Sherman Oaks Burn Center for treatment of third degree burns on his back, arms, chest, left thigh, face, and elbows.
Keywords: burn, chest, tank truck, compressed air, hose, back, corrosive, skin, struck by, sulfuric acid
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310193198 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Farm workers

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