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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316210640 - Ruby Metals Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 316210640Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 02/12/2013

Ruby Metals Inc
2805 S Industrial Dr
Bloomington, CA 92316
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5093/Scrap and Waste Materials
NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/11/2013
Close Case:11/26/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,400 $0 $6,400
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $2,200 $0 $2,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 07/11/2013 08/13/2013 $2,000 $5,000 $0 07/31/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 461 A 07/11/2013 08/13/2013 $0 $350 $0 07/31/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 14300032 A04 07/11/2013 08/13/2013 $0 $350 $0 07/31/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 3650 T33 07/11/2013 08/13/2013 $200 $700 $0 07/31/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202686739Event: 01/12/2013Employee Receives Burns From Electrical Explosion
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on January 12, 2013, Employee #1, a maintenance mechanic, was replacing the floor of the scrap metal baler. He was installing sheet metal into the new floor, which was approximately 6 ft by 4 ft in size. Employee #1 started welding the sheet metal together. He went over to start the compressor to blow dirt and to clean the floor. He lifted the switch to the breaker and noticed the air compressor was not working and was making a strange noise. Employee #1 pressed down the breaker switch, when an explosion occurred. The electrical explosion caught his clothing on fire. A coworker, who was the supervisor and only a few feet away, assisted him with putting out the fire. Employee #1 sustained second and third degree burns on his right hand and the right side of his leg. He was transported to a medical center. At the hospital, Employee #1 was admitted to the burn unit and treated for his injuries and then hospitalized for follow-up treatment and care.
Keywords: burn, installing, electric switch, mechanic, explosion, circuit breaker, hand, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316210640 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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