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Inspection: 314391103 - Ulti Solutions Inc Dba Blake'S Wholesale Stone

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys-Min/Tunn

Nr: 314391103Report ID: 0950652Open Date: 09/16/2010

Ulti Solutions Inc Dba Blake'S Wholesale Stone
Rands Mojave Rd West Of Hwy 395
Randsburg, CA 93554
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1411/Dimension Stone
NAICS: 212311/Dimension Stone Mining and Quarrying
Mailing: 201 A Panamint Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/10/2010
Emphasis: L:TunnelClose Case:08/24/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362185217    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $700 $0 $700
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $700 $0 $700
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B01 01/19/2011 02/14/2011 $400 $400 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3210 B 01/19/2011 01/24/2011 $300 $300 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202422325Event: 09/15/2010Bulldozer Operator Is Burned When Radiator Cap Comes Off
On September 15, 2010, Employee #1 was working as the operator of a bulldozer at a surface mining operation that mined and milled dimension stone. He had approximately five years of experience. He arrived at work at 6:15 a.m. and conducted a preshift inspection of his Komatsu 375-1 bulldozer. As part of the inspection, he checked the coolant level in the radiator and added fluid. At approximately 1:00 p.m., he noticed a warning light for low antifreeze. He turned off the bulldozer and walked out onto the hood to see if a hose was loose near the radiator. Employee #1 stated that as he approached the front of the bulldozer, the radiator cap came off and he was sprayed with hot fluid. He jumped down 9.5 feet to the ground. Employee #1 sustained first-, second-, and third-degree burns to his left arm, back, left leg, and right knee. He was hospitalized. It is unclear whether Employee #1 touched the cap before it came off, or why it came off if he did not touch it. There were no witnesses to the actual event, and the cause of the accident is unknown.
Keywords: burn, rock, equipment operator, earthmoving equip, torso, equipment failure, heat exchanger, bulldozer, pressure release, hot water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314391103 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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