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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 317132330 - Lehigh Southwest Cement Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento M&T District Office

Nr: 317132330Report ID: 0950651Open Date: 09/24/2013

Lehigh Southwest Cement Company
24001 Stevens Creek Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1499/Miscellaneous Nonmetallic Minerals, Except Fuels
NAICS: 212319/Other Crushed and Broken Stone Mining and Quarrying

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/28/2014
Emphasis: L:TunnelClose Case:08/28/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $34,650 $0 $0 $900 $0 $35,550
Current Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 5162 C 02/28/2014 03/10/2014 $0 $900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3203 A04 B 02/28/2014 03/05/2014 $22,500 $22,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 03001 Serious 3382 A 02/28/2014 03/10/2014 $0 $6,750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 04001 Serious 5141 A 02/28/2014 03/10/2014 $0 $5,400 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201510997Event: 09/23/2013Employee Is Burned By Caustic Dust
At approximately 1:00 a.m. on September 23, 2013, Employee #1 was operating a wheel loader with an open cab. He loaded a batch of clinker, a caustic cement mixture, into a feed hopper and then a pile of hot clinker behind the loader sloughed. When hot clinker batch came in contact with the clinker in the feed hopper, it created a cloud of dust that engulfed the loader and himself. He was exposed to the caustic dust, causing serious burns to the his extremities, head and neck. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he was hospitalized and treated for multiple burns.
Keywords: burn, head, dust, caustic, neck, wheel loader
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 317132330 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Excavating and loading machine operators

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