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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $1,400 $0 $7,700
Current Penalty $3,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 10/22/2009 11/18/2009 $0 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3203 B02 10/22/2009 11/18/2009 $0 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 3203 A06 10/22/2009 11/18/2009 $3,600 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202475877 Event: 04/25/2009Employee Receives Burns From Electrical Flash Fire
At approximately 9:27 a.m. on April 24, 2009, Employee #1, a grocery clerk, and the store owner were on the roof of the Dba Hoa Binh Pomona Supermarket in Pomona, CA. They were resetting a tripped circuit breaker, which had triggered because of an overloaded circuit in grocery refrigeration department. While the owner was using hand pliers to reset the breaker, a spark occurred that caused a short in the circuit and flash fire. The fire struck Employee #1 in his face and burned the owner's right hand. Employee #1 sustained first and second degree burns to his face from the electrical flash fire; whereas, the owner received third degree burns to his fingers. Employee #1 and the owner were transported Pomona Valley Hospital where they received burn treatment. Employee #1 was hospitalized for about two hours, and the owner was hospitalized for 21 days. The owner stated during an interview that there were no bare wires or terminals inside panel when flash fire occurred, while the tripped breaker was being resetted.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, circuit breaker
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312660830 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) General office clerks

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