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Inspection: 310297361 - Orange County Probation Department

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 310297361Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 04/21/2009

Orange County Probation Department
301 The City Drive, 2nd Floor
Orange, CA 92868
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9229/Public Order and Safety, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 922190/ Other Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities
Mailing: 600 W. Santa Ana Blvd, Ste 104, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/13/2009
Close Case:07/09/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102587078    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $300 $0 $300
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $300 $0 $300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 14300032 B06 05/13/2009 05/18/2009 $300 $300 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202550034Event: 04/09/2009Employee Suffers Asthma Attack After Exposure To Chemicals
On the day of the accident, Employees #1 and two coworkers were preparing to replace and repair ceiling tiles at this office area. At approximately 12:00 p.m. on April 9, 2009, Employee #1 left to go to lunch, and the coworkers sprayed various chemicals which included compounds such as acetone, propane, n-butane, and xylene. When Employee #1 returned from lunch at approximately 12:30 p.m., she was overcome by the chemicals and experienced tightness in her chest and was coughing from the exposure. Employee #1 left the area for approximately 30 minutes, tried to return, and left again for another 30 minutes to 45 minutes. From approximately 1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Employee #1 stayed at work until her supervisor returned from a meeting at approximately 3:00 p.m. At this time, Employee #1 told the supervisor that she was "overcome by the fumes" and that she was going home. On April 10, 2009, Employee #1 was admitted to the hospital due to low oxygen in the blood stream. Employee #1 was diagnosed with "Chemical Bronchitis due to chemical exposure" and was released on April 12, 2009.
Keywords: respiratory, butane, xylene, acetone, respiratory tract, propane, chemical vapor, overexposure
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310297361 Hospitalized injury Other General office clerks

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