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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310816715 - Sherwood Mechanical Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 310816715Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 05/19/2008

Sherwood Mechanical Inc
37 8th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1791/Structural Steel Erection
NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
Mailing: 6630 Top Gun Street, San Diego, CA 92121

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/17/2008
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:06/28/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $67,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $67,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $160 $0 $160
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1509 B 11/18/2008 12/22/2008 $160 $6,750 $0 12/01/2008 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 2. 02001 Serious 1510 C 11/18/2008 12/22/2008 $0 $6,750 $0 12/01/2008 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 3. 03001 Serious 3329 B 11/18/2008 12/22/2008 $18,000 $27,000 $0 12/01/2008 R - Review Commission
Deleted 4. 04001 Serious 5416 C 11/18/2008 12/22/2008 $0 $27,000 $0 12/01/2008 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201072501Event: 05/19/2008Employees Are Burned In Gas Explosion
On May 19, 2008, an explosion occurred in the fifth floor mechanical room of a 31-story Hilton Hotel under construction. Pipe unions had been left open following the purging of gas lines, allowing natural gas to escape and fuel the explosion. Employees #1 and #2, with Sherwood Mechanical, Inc., were preparing to start up Raypac water heaters (Model Number WH7-0753, Serial Numbers 0703264044/45/46/47/48/49). Both were hospitalized at the UCSD Burn Center for unspecified burns.
Keywords: burn, installing, flammable vapors, construction, natural gas, explosion, gas leak, pipe, purging, water heater
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310816715 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 310816715 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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