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Inspection: 313228637 - Ca Water Resources

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 313228637Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 07/22/2009

Ca Water Resources
460 Glen Dr
Oroville, CA 95966
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9511/Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management
NAICS: 924110/Administration of Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management Programs

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:StateGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/19/2010
Close Case:05/15/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102514833    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 1 6
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $70,250 $70,000 $0 $1,125 $0 $141,375
Current Penalty $75,000 $0 $0 $1,125 $0 $76,125
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3220 E02 C 01/21/2010 02/08/2010 $1,125 $1,125 $0 02/04/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3203 A04 B 01/21/2010 02/03/2010 $25,000 $25,000 $0 02/04/2010 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 03001 Serious 3203 A07 D 01/21/2010 02/03/2010 $0 $10,125 $0 02/04/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 04001 Serious 3328 A 01/21/2010 02/03/2010 $25,000 $70,000 $0 02/04/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 05001 Serious 3328 G 01/21/2010 02/03/2010 $25,000 $25,000 $0 02/04/2010 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 6. 06001 Serious 5157 C01 01/21/2010 02/03/2010 $0 $10,125 $0 02/04/2010 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202489431Event: 07/22/2009Employee Is Injured When Struck By Tools And Debris
On July 22, 2009, Employee #1 was working with a crew that was operating flow control valves in the River Valve Chamber (RVC) of the Hyatt Power Facility inside of Oroville Dam. The crew had been directed to open the river valves to 100. When the valves were opened to 85, the Break-Away wall was sucked downstream into the 35-ft river diversion tunnel. The suction eliminated the lights and sucked any loose materials or equipment in the access areas above the RVC toward the RVC. The suction knocked three workers off of their feet and toward the tunnel. It pulled two employees over the edge of the RVC concrete platform. Employee #1 was hanging over the edge of the RVC concrete platform, holding on to the bent rail, and was struck by various tools and equipment. He suffered head trauma, a broken leg, a broken arm and multiple bruises and cuts. He was hospitalized for four days.
Keywords: fracture, head, tunnel, struck against, high pressure, valve, struck by, contusion, hydro-electric plant, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313228637 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians

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