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Inspection: 315944793 - Oswego Lake Country Club

Inspection Information - Office: Or Health 1-Portland

Nr: 315944793Report ID: 1054191Open Date: 09/01/2011

Oswego Lake Country Club
20 Iron Mountain Blvd
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7997/Membership Sports and Recreation Clubs
NAICS: 713910/Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Mailing: Po Box 508, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/15/2011
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:01/10/2012

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $600
Current Penalty $600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19101200 E01 II 09/28/2011 10/29/2011 $300 $300 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19101200 H03 III 09/28/2011 10/29/2011 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01001C Serious 19101200 G08 09/28/2011 10/29/2011 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01002 Serious 19100132 D01 09/28/2011 10/29/2011 $300 $300 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202613931Event: 08/27/2011Two Employees Receive Burns To The Face From Drain Cleaner
On August 27, 2011, Employee #1 and #2, maintenance workers, were sent to the attic to determine the source of a water leak. It was determined that the water was leaking from the 1-inch PVC pipe on the side of the air handler unit. They initially used a 20-ft plumber's snake, but were unsuccessful. They then poured liquid drain opener into the pipe. The drain opener reacted violently with something in the pipe, and caustic liquid sprayed in Employee #1 and #2's faces. Their vision was blurred and it was difficult to evacuate from the remote section of the attic where they were working. Once out of the attic, they separated and went to different water sources to flush their eyes. Both had serious burns to their eyes and faces, with Employee #1 having the worst of the two. Both employees were hospitalized and remained out of work for more than one week.
Keywords: eye, maintenance, clogged, chemical reaction, chemical burn, pipe, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315944793 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Machinery maintenance occupations
2 315944793 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Machinery maintenance occupations

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