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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312693195 - Peninsula Fire Protection

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Francisco

Nr: 312693195Report ID: 0950611Open Date: 06/13/2012

Peninsula Fire Protection
2809 San Bruno Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94134
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1542/General Contractors-Nonresidential Buildings, Other than Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
NAICS: 236220/Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Mailing: 1437 Parkwood Dr., San Mateo, CA 94403

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/03/2012
Close Case:08/09/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102708724    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 6 9
Current Violations 3 6 9
Initial Penalty $17,100 $0 $0 $5,425 $0 $22,525
Current Penalty $2,430 $0 $0 $5,150 $0 $7,580
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 11/21/2012 11/26/2012 $5,000 $5,000 $0 12/28/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 1509 A 11/21/2012 12/24/2012 $50 $85 $0 12/28/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 1509 B 11/21/2012 12/24/2012 $0 $85 $0 12/28/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 3395 F03 11/21/2012 12/24/2012 $50 $85 $0 12/28/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Other 1512 B 11/21/2012 12/24/2012 $50 $85 $0 12/28/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006 Other 3380 F04 11/21/2012 12/24/2012 $0 $85 $0 12/28/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 02001 Serious 1541 B01 A 11/21/2012 11/26/2012 $1,800 $10,800 $0 12/28/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 03001 Serious 3384 A 11/21/2012 11/26/2012 $315 $3,150 $0 12/28/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 04001 Serious 3382 A 11/21/2012 11/26/2012 $315 $3,150 $0 12/28/2012 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201186475Event: 06/12/2012Solderer Is Burned When Nearby Gas Line Flares
At approximately 3:45 p.m. on June 12, 2012, Employee #1 was working as a pipefitter for Peninsula Fire Protection, Inc., San Mateo, CA, at a property in San Francisco. The employer, a licensed contractor, was working for the property's owner. On this day, they were installing a 4-inch riser from the sidewalk, to be connected into the building's fire sprinkler system. Employee #2, the contractor's foreman, was at the site working with Employee #1. Employee #1 was in a pit that was approximately 24 inches by 24 inches by 36 inches deep. Employee #1 was soldering. He was positioned approximately 1 foot away from Pacific Gas & Electric's (PG & E) underground flexible plastic high pressure gas line. A fire flared. Employee #1 ran out of the pit. The fire had burned his face and nose. Emergency services were called. Employee #1 was taken to St. Francis Hospital, where he stayed approximately 1 week in the burn unit. Before it was extinguished, this fire burned three adjacent buildings. The incident was reported to the Cal/OSHA Division by the San Francisco Fire Department on June 12, 2012. A Cal/OSHA Engineer conducted an investigation at the construction jobsite on June 13, 2012. Employee #1, Employee #2 (the foreman), the general contractor (Employee #1's employer), and neighboring businesses were interviewed during the course of the investigation. The employer was cited a serious accident-related violation. T8 GISO '3382(a) requires eye protection where there is a risk of receiving eye injuries due to burns. Employee #1 was soldering in close proximity to a high pressure gas line. He was not provided adequate protection. The employer also was cited for failing to notify the Division of the incident. Other violations were observed, and the employer was cited accordingly.
Keywords: burn, eye, soldering torch, fire, construction, gas, pit, undrgrd installation, face, undrgrd power line
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312693195 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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