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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313644569 - Priority Business Services

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 313644569Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 01/17/2012

Priority Business Services
18050 Central Ave
Carson, CA 90746
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7363/Help Supply Services
NAICS: 561320/Temporary Help Services
Mailing: 19712 Mcarthur Blvd No 110, Irvine, CA 92612

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/15/2012
Close Case:05/15/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202531059Event: 11/18/2011Employee Is Severely Burned With Hot Glue
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on November 17, 2011, Employee #1 of Priority Business Services was burned. At the time of the accident, the hot melt nozzle of the liner machine was clogging up so the line was turned off. Employee #2, the supervisor, had flipped the hot glue nozzle in the horizontal position so that he could clean the orifice. As this was completed, Employee #2 turned the Robatech Hot melt back into service. Employee # 2 did not flip the hot melt nozzle back into the vertical position (the dispensing position). And as the unit reached the programmed temperature, it began dispensing. However, since the nozzle was in the horizontal position, the product squirted out horizontally, hitting Employee #1 on his neck. Employee #1, at this time, was on the other side of the machine and was cleaning the area where the nozzle was located. Sensing the burns, Employee #1 brought up his hands to shield his face and caused the hands to be burned as well.
Keywords: burn, glue, face, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313644569 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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