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Inspection: 312915861 - Tulare Iron And Metal Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 312915861Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 06/08/2010

Tulare Iron And Metal Inc
3615 South K St
Tulare, CA 93274
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5093/Scrap and Waste Materials
NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 3615 South K St, Tulare, CA 93274

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/21/2010
Emphasis: L:ArrastimClose Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361655020    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $550 $0 $14,950
Current Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $550 $0 $14,950
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 09/23/2010 10/06/2010 $550 $550 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3306 09/23/2010 10/06/2010 $14,400 $14,400 $0 10/12/2010 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201493673Event: 06/08/2010Five Employees Exposed To Chlorine
At approximately 2:45 p.m. on June 8, 2010 Employee #1, Employee #2, Employee #3 and Employee #4 were exposed to Chlorine gas as a pressure vessel they were recycling was being sheared for scrap metal. The vessel which contained chlorine gas, spewed and dissipated into the local area. The gas was wind-blown towards the business' facility where it entered into the HVAC system and sickened them. Employees #1, #2, #3 and #4 were all hospitalized for their injuries.
Keywords: burn, gas, chlorine
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312915861 Hospitalized injury Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators
2 312915861 Hospitalized injury Other Material recording, sched'g & distr. clerks n.e.c.
3 312915861 Hospitalized injury Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators
4 312915861 Hospitalized injury Other Inspectors, testers and graders

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