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Inspection: 312435308 - Pristine Cleaners

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 312435308Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 12/31/2009

Pristine Cleaners
14645 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3582/Commercial Laundry, Drycleaning, and Pressing Machines
NAICS: 333312/ Commercial Laundry, Drycleaning, and Pressing Machine Manufacturing
Mailing: 14645 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Inspection Type:Complaint
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/30/2010
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102630936    
 Complaint207221847 Yes Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $5,415 $0 $18,015
Current Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $2,665 $0 $8,965
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 03/30/2010 04/16/2010 $2,500 $5,000 $0 04/20/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 14300040 A 03/30/2010 04/16/2010 $0 $165 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 3203 A 03/30/2010 04/16/2010 $165 $250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02001 Serious 4492 03/30/2010 04/16/2010 $6,300 $12,600 $0 04/20/2010 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202468443Event: 11/27/2009Employee'S Arm Is Burned When Caught In Clothing Press
At 8:03 a.m. on November 27, 2009, Employee #1, a press operator at a small commercial cleaner, was performing a regularly assigned task of operating the collar/cuff press. Her coworker had not yet arrived to work so she was working alone. She had put the collar and cuffs of a shirt onto the collar/cuff press and had pressed the two red START buttons to lower the press head. She then reached through the press to grab a towel located on the other side of the press head. The press head came down and caught her arm in the press. She pressed the green STOP button with her left hand to release the press head and free her arm. She was transported to the hospital for treatment, where she was hospitalized for third-degree burns on her right forearm. The investigation concluded that the two-hand START button control was not working properly because the press continued to lower when the operator released the two-hand control.
Keywords: burn, caught by, dry cleaning, two-hand control, arm, press operator, ironing machine, mech malfunction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312435308 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laundering and dry cleaning machine operators

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