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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315525774 - Water Heater Man Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 315525774Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 08/26/2011

Water Heater Man Inc
12882 Shackleford Ln
Garden Grove, CA 92842
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7699/Repair Shops and Related Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 811310/Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
Mailing: 570 W Freedom Ave, Orange, CA 92665

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/16/2011
Close Case:12/16/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202553830Event: 06/22/2011Employee Is Burned While Repairing Heating System
On June 22, 2011, Employee #1 was assigned to troubleshoot the hospital's water heating system because it was not heating water properly. He examined the system and identified the problem as the flex metal conduit which was being incorrectly used as a gas supply to one of the heaters. The second problem was that the shut off valve was located at the back of the water heaters. Employee #1 turned the water heaters down and thought that he had turned the system off. He had almost completed the repairs when he heard the ignition click igniting the gas, causing him to be burned. Employee #1 is a technician who had worked for this employer approximately five years and was involved in a training program for one year with this employer. He suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns on his right arm and right side of his back; he was hospitalized for nine days for treatment.
Keywords: burn, repair, conduit, heater, gas, back, plumbing, arm
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315525774 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Technicians, n.e.c.

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