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Notable Citation Archives

Issued from 2010 to 2012

Posted below are archival Cal/OSHA inspections, issued from 2010 to 2012, that resulted in citations issued with penalties of $100,000 or more, or those inspections of significant interest to media and the public.

See the Citations page for the most current citations issued in 2013 and 2014.

Date Issued Establishment Inspection Site Cal/OSHA Office Violations Description and
Proposed Penalty
Documents by Inspection # Appeal Documentation by Docket #
7/2/2012 Maplegrove Gluten Free Foods, Inc. Fontana High Hazard Unit
(Santa Ana)
Repeat
Serious - 2
Serious - 1
Total
Violations - 3
Proposed penalties:  $39,690
The Santa Ana High High Hazard Unit issued citations to Maplegrove Gluten Free Foods, Inc., from three accident investigations These investigations have a combined total of $39,690 in proposed penalties and include: 2 repeat serious and 1 serious.
314758889 :
2012-R6D2-2295 through
2012-R6D2-2313 :
6/29/2012 EDCO Waste & Recycling Services Lemon Grove San Diego District Office
Regulatory - 1
General - 2
Serious - 1
Serious / Willful - 1
Serious / Accident Related - 2
Total
Violations - 7
Proposed penalties:  $111,935
The San Diego District Office issued seven citations totaling $111,935 in penalties to Southern California-based EDCO Waste and Recycling Services, Inc., a collection and recycling company with a history of safety violations and worker injury. Citations include a Serious and Willful violation and Serious Accident-Related violations that resulted in a severe injury to a worker at EDCO. Cal/OSHA had previously cited this company for the same problems that led to this recent worker injury. These new citations resulted from an acident and serious worker injury on December 31, 2011 while workers were connecting a hydraulic cylinder to the packer device in a garbage truck. The hydraulic system was activated to extend the cylinder outward to be connected to the packer, which compacts the trash that has been dumped into the truck. The injured worker was standing on the packer unit inside the truck body when the cylinder struck it, causing him to fall onto an area between the packer and the truck body wall where he sustained crushing injuries.
315343236 : 2012-R3D2-2043 :
6/22/2012 Maplegrove Gluten Free Foods, Inc Fontana San Diego
Regulatory - 2
General - 4
General: Failure to Abate - 2
Serious - 12
Repeat
Regulatory - 1
Repeat
General - 2
Repeat
Serious - 3
Total
Violations - 26
Proposed penalties:  $280,750
Citations were issued by Cal/OSHA Fresno district office after the fatality of two brothers working at Community Recycling who died due to inhalation of hydrogen sulfide gas while cleaning an underground storm drain system at the facility. Employees at the Community Recycling facility were extricated from a water drain pipeline by the Kern County Fire Department and transported to Kern Medical Center. DOSH/Fresno established jurisdiction and investigated the site for their confined space entry program, air-testing procedures, oxygen levels, methane levels and more to determine why the employees were overcome. This was a multi-employer investigation because one of the workers killed was identified as an employee of A & B Harvesting.
314758715 :
N/A
6/4/2012 Orange County Metal Processing Fullerton Santa Ana District Office
Serious - 8
General - 14
Regulatory - 4
Willful / General - 3
Willful / Serious - 1
Total
Violations - 30
Proposed penalties:  $163,220
The DOSH Santa Ana district office initiated this investigation on a referral from the Orange County District Attorney's Office's "Strike Force," a collaboration of local, county and state agencies that focus on employers who are in violation of multiple environmental, labor, and health and safety laws. The investigation resulted in the issuance of 30 citations, including four Willful cites and $163,220 in penalties to the Orange County Metal Processing plating shop Fullerton in this complaint referral investigation. Three Willful General citations related to lack of an Injury Illness Prevention, Hazard Communications and Respiratory Protection programs because the 30-year old business has been issued 15 citations by DOSH in 1996, and had received extensive information from a health and safety consultant related to these requirements. A Willful Serious citation was issued for the lack of secondary containment between vats of zinc cyanide and hydrochloric acid in December 2011 because the employer had failed to act on orders from the Fullerton Fire Department in April, May and June 2011 to prevent generation of hydrogen cyanide gas in the event of a tank rupture.
315526970 :
N/A
5/10/2012 Vista Paint Corporation Fullerton Santa Ana District Office
Serious - 12
General - 2
Regulatory - 1
Total
Violations - 15
Proposed penalties:  $159,040
Citations issued in this fatality investigation. An employee was cleaning a 3000-gallon mixing tank when he lost consciousness. Another employee, walking by and who assumed the first employee was sleeping, entered the tank to wake him up in the event he would be disciplined by a supervisor. When a third employee observed employees 1 and 2 sitting/lying down, a fourth employee was called over to check on them, at which point the Plant Manager was summoned. He then called 911. Employee 1 was pronounced dead at the scene, and employee 2 was resuscitated and taken to UC Irvine Medical Center, where he was hospitalized for 4 days and treated for chemical asphyxiation. DOSH/Santa Ana established jurisdiction and investigated the site for their confined space entry program, air-testing procedures, oxygen levels, carcinogen levels and more to determine why the employees were overcome."
315526707 : 2012-R3D1-1707
through
2012-R3D1-1719 :
3/21/2012 Community Recycling & Resource Recovery and A & B Harvesting Lamont Fresno district office
General - 5
Serious - 7
Serious accident related - 5
Total
Violations - 17
Proposed penalties:  $168,015
Citations were issued by Cal/OSHA Fresno district office after the fatality of two brothers working at Community Recycling who died due to inhalation of hydrogen sulfide gas while cleaning an underground storm drain system at the facility. Employees at the Community Recycling facility were extricated from a water drain pipeline by the Kern County Fire Department and transported to Kern Medical Center. DOSH/Fresno established jurisdiction and investigated the site for their confined space entry program, air-testing procedures, oxygen levels, methane levels and more to determine why the employees were overcome. This was a multi-employer investigation because one of the workers killed was identified as an employee of A & B Harvesting.
315072637 :
315072645 :
2012-R2D5-1156
through
2012-R2D5-1168 :
2/16/2012 American Apparel (USA) LLC Garden Grove Santa Ana District Office
General - 7
Serious - 1
Willful / Serious - 1
Total
Violations - 9
Proposed penalties:  $100,285
Citations were issued by the DOSH Santa Ana district office after an employee was seriously injured while attempting to remove a roll of completed fabric from the circular weaving machine. This injury was a result of the machine suddenly energizing while the employee was inside of the cage. There were problems with one of the start buttons on the machine, so the employee contacted the facility maintenance person to fix the issue. While the machine was being repaired, the maintenance person stepped away to obtain a tool, when he returned he found the operator crushed and unconscious inside the circular weaving machine. The local fire department removed the employee from the machine and transported him to West Anaheim Medical located in Anaheim, CA, where the employee expired moments after arriving.
315525634 : 2012-R3D1–0943, 2012-R3D1-0944, 2012-R3D1–0945 :
2/14/2012 International Dioxide, Inc. Woodland Sacramento district office
Serious - 1
Total
Violations - 1
Proposed penalties:  $18,000
Citations were issued by Cal/OSHA Sacramento district office after investigating the August 2011 incident in which forty seven employees were sent to hospitals for treatment of respiratory irritation after being exposed to chlorine dioxide released inside a tomato processing plant. The release was due to equipment falure; failure by plant and sub-contractor personnel to follow shutdown and restart protocols; and, failure to use engineering controls to detect and alert personnel of the harmful exposurs in the plant. International Dioxide, Inc., the creating employer at the Pacific Coast Producers multi-employer worksite failed to maintain the Unpeeled Flume System at the processing plant in a safe operating condition.
314570177 : 2012-R2D1-0739 :
2/14/2012 Pacific Coast Producers Woodland Sacramento district office
Serious - 2
Total
Violations - 2
Proposed penalties:  $45,000
Citations were issued by Cal/OSHA Sacramento district office after investigating the August 2011 incident in which forty seven employees were sent to hospitals for treatment of respiratory irritation after being exposed to chlorine dioxide released inside a tomato processing plant. The release was due to equipment falure; failure by plant and sub-contractor personnel to follow shutdown and restart protocols; and, failure to use engineering controls to detect and alert personnel of the harmful exposurs in the plant.
314570169 :
N/A
2/13/2012 Festival Fun Parks, LLC dba Raging Waters of Sacramento Sacramento Sacramento district office
Regulatory/General - 1
Serious - 4
Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $45,440
Cal/OSHA's Sacramento district office issued citations to Festival Fun Parks, dba Raging Waters of Sacramento after two employees and 17 guests at Raging Waters located at 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento were transported to various area hospitals. Subjects were treated and released within hours. The injured workers and guests experienced respiratory problems while using the Breaker Beach Wave Pool resulting from potential chlorine overexposure. The accident was reported to DOSH by Sac. Fire Dept. at 1810 hrs. The accident occured when the filtering motor stopped circulating the water (due to a broken motor shaft) in the wave pool and the pool cleaning chemicals accumulated in the system. Upon discovering the pump failure, a second filtering pump was brought on-line resulting in excessive release of sodium hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid into the wave pool.
314572256 :
N/A
2/12/2012 Titan Propane, LLC dba Northern Energy Lincoln Sacramento district office
General - 1
Serious - 4
Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $42,975
Cal/OSHA's Sacramento district office issued citations upon completion of an investigation after receiving a call from the HR manager for Heritage/Titan Propane LLC (DBA Northern Energy) to file an accident report. The accident at Titan Propane was at 980 - 9th Street, Lincoln, CA. Northern Energy is a commercial liquid propane gas (LPG) supplier. A propane rail car exploded while workers were taking measurements and running checks on the extremely flammable iquid propane inside the rail car tank, when some LPG being released flashed causing a fire.
314572660 : 2012-R2D1-0632, 2012-R2D1-0633, 2012-R2D1-0634, 2012-R2D1-0635, 2012-R2D1-0636 :
2/7/2012 Rainbow of Hope AKA Rainbow of Hope Foundation, Realm Catalyst Inc. and Strategic Sciences Inc. Sylmar Van Nuys District Office
Serious accident-related - 2
Willful Serious - 24
Serious - 18
General - 3
Total
Violations - 47
Proposed penalties:  $540,890
Cal/OSHA's Van Nuys District Office issued citations to Rainbow of Hope aka Rainbow of Hope Foundation, Strategic Sciences Inc. and Realm Catalyst Inc. as the result of an investigation into an explosion that occurred at an alternate fuel development and experiment facility.The explosion occurred when a pressure vessel containing compressed oxygen/hydrogen gas exploded. Three employees were injured as a result of the blast, two critically. One worker lost his left arm below the elbow, the second critically injured employee lost his right arm below the elbow and his right leg below the knee. Another worker was treated and released for minor injuries. Citations issued included a violaiton for maintaining non-insulated copper pipes on the output side of a generator used in the production of TyLar gas, failur to properly identify the components of the TyLar gas and its associated physical and chemical hazards as required, and for contining to store compressed oxygen and hydrogen gases (known incompatible gases) in pressurized vessels prior to use for the production of TyLar gas. The employer previously knew that hydrogen gas is incompatible with oxidizers, yet continued to manufacture and store the two gases in mixture together.
314825910, 314827940, 314827890 :
314825910 :
314827940 :
314827890 :
12-R4D3-651 - 659,
12-R4D3-660 - 668,
12-R4D3-669 - 677,
12-R4D3-792 - 794 :

12-R4D3-651
1/13/2012 National Distribution Centers & Tri-State Staffing Chino Santa Ana High Hazard Office
General - 31
Serious accident-related - 2
Serious - 29
Regulatory - 2
Total
Violations - 64
Proposed penalties:  $256,445
Cal/OSHA's High Hazard Unit issued citations on Friday Jan 13, with total penalties of $256,445 in nine inspections against a Chino, CA, warehouse (National Distribution Center) and its temporary help staffing contractor (Tri State Staffing) that resulted in 31 General, 29 Serious, two Serious/Accident-Related and two Regulatory citations. The investigations, which took place at four warehouse locations in Chino, included complaint-initiated inspections opened on August 2nd and 8th, and a reported indoor heat illness case opened on September 1. The General cites issued related to unsafe electrical, lack of personal protective equipment, ineffective injury and illness prevention programs and lack of a heat illness prevention program. The Serious citations related to fall protection systems for high-rise pickers, unstable storage stacking, unguarded machinery, unlocked bailer and compactor controls, lack of forklift speed limits or their enforcement, and problems with emergency eye washes. Three of the four locations inspected were dual employer locations - at the fourth location National Distribution Center was the sole employer.
31475618 :
314757600 :
314757055 :
314757063 :
314757121 :
314757139 :
314757147 :
314757154 :
314757162 :
2012-R6D2-0391 :
9/27/2011 All American Window Cleaning Inc. Huntington Beach Santa Ana District Office Regulatory - 1

General - 2

Willful Serious - 2

Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $136,200
Citations were issued as a result of a fatal investigation when a 27 year old window washer was electrocuted while attempting to wash windows on a three story building using a Tucker Pole. The pole was extended 39'4" and came in contact with an electrical utility power line running approximately 37' above the nearby sidewalk.
31369823 : 2011-R3D1-2612, 2011-R3D1-2613, 2011-R3D1-2614 :
9/21/2011 Shimmick Construction Co., Inc.
Obayashi Corporation, A Joint Venture
Yorba Linda Santa Ana District Office Serious - 6

General - 6

Willful / Serious - 2

Total
Violations - 14
Proposed penalties:  $197,375
Citations were issued by the DOSH Santa Ana district office upon completion of an investigation after receiving a report that on March 22, 2012 a low pressure 2-inch natural gas line had been struck by a back hoe operator while excavating. The incident occurred at the Metropolitan Water District, Diemer Water Treatment Plant in Yorba Linda, CA While the investigation was ongoing, on April 25, 2012 a second back hoe operator struck the same 2-inch natural gas line in the same excavation while under the supervision of the same foreman. There were no reported injuries.
313169724 : N/A
8/15/2011 KB Trim, Inc. Los Angeles Santa Ana EEEC District Office Serious willful - 2

Serious - 6

General - 1

Total
Violations - 9
Proposed penalties:  $180,265
The Division issued citations including two citations classified as serious willful. KB Trim, Inc. had previously been inspected during an enforcement action on Feb. 16, 2011. At that time two Orders Prohibiting Use (OPUs) had been issued for imminent hazards posed by lack of proper guarding on various machines and equipment, including cloth cutting, cloth rolling, bench grinder, sewing machines and an electrical panel. On a revisit to the business on April 11 to verify abatement in order to remove the OPUs, employees were observed working on some of the OPU-tagged equipment.
31454755 : 2011-R6D5-2254, 2011-R6D5-2255, 2011-R6D5-2256, 2011-R6D5-2257, 2011-R6D5-2258, 2011-R6D5-2259, 2011-R6D5-2260, 2011-R6D5-2261, 2011-R6D5-2262 :
7/19/2011 Baxter Healthcare Corp. dba
Baxter Bioscience
Los Angeles Los Angeles District Office Serious willful - 4

Serious - 6

General - 1

Total
Violations - 11
Proposed penalties:  $371,250
The Division issued citations after concluding an investigation of a confined space fatality and two serious injuries. On January 21, 2011, an employee entered a vessel measuring approximately 7 by 7 feet with an opening of 18 inches in diameter. The vessel contained 237 liters of a mixture of 40% ethanol, buffers and human plasma. Air in the vessel had been displaced by Nitrogen gas which had been bubbled through the product during the 20 hours prior to the accident. The investigation indicates that the victim entered the vessel to measure the temperature of the mixture using a short probe temperature meter. This was the fifth time he had entered the vessel on his shift. He collapsed upon entering the oxygen deficient vessel atmosphere and was discovered by his supervisor. The supervisor instructed two other technicians to rescue the victim, and also collapsed upon entering. They were all extricated by the Los Angeles Fire Department. The first victim died on scene, and the rescuers suffered serious injuries. One of them remains hospitalized since the January incident while the second technician who attempted the rescue is in good condition.
300874211 2011-R4D1-1945, 2011-R4D1-1946, 2011-R4D1-1947, 2011-R4D1-1948, 2011-R4D1-1949, 2011-R4D1-1950, 2011-R4D1-1951, 2011-R4D1-1952, 2011-R4D1-1953, 2011-R4D1-1954, 2011-R4D1-1955 :
6/1/2011 CA Dept. of Mental Health/Napa State Hospital Napa Santa Rosa District office Serious - 2

General - 1

Total
Violations - 3
Proposed penalties:  $16,875
The Division issued citations after concluding an investigation into an attack by an individual on an employee which resulted in serious injury. On December 11, 2010 the employee was assaulted by an inmate while he was escorting him off the ward. The employee was found wandering the grounds by co-workers and was taken to the hospital and treated for severe head injuries. The serious citations issued were for failure to correct the unsafe work practice of employees escorting individuals with poor violent impulse control without proper protective methods and failure to have an emergency alarm system to provide proper, effective and timely warning to police an emergency responders when an employee is experiencing an assault by an individual.
300752722 2011-R1D5-1527, 2011-R1D5-1528, 2011-R1D5-1529 :
4/12/2011 CA Dept. of Mental Health/Napa State Hospital Napa Santa Rosa District Office Willful -1

Serious - 4

General - 1

Total
Violations - 6
Proposed penalties:  $100,140
The Division issued citations after concluding an investigation into the death of an employee at the hospital. On October 24, 2010, she had apparently been asphyxiated, and a patient at the hospital has been arrested in her death. Factors believed to be involved in the fatality include lack of adequate employee alarm systems on the unit, non-existent alarm systems outside the units, inadequate police presence in the event of assaults, and no enforcement of written policies and procedures by the employer.
300752581 : 2011-R1D5-0938, 2011-R1D5-0939, 2011-R1D5-0940, 2011-R1D5-0941, 2011-R1D5-0942, 2011-R1D5-0943 :
3/9/2011 LFP Video Group LLC
doing business as Hustler Video
Canoga Park High Hazard Unit – Santa Ana Serious - 3

Total
Violations - 3
Proposed penalties:  $14,175
Citations resulted after a complaint-based inspection about employer’s failure to ensure the use of appropriate personal protective equipment, such as condoms, to protect employees from possible exposure to potentially infectious materials during the course of producing adult videos.
312318348 : 2011-R6D2-0966, 2011-R6D2-0967, 2011-R6D2-0968 :
12/3/2010 Delta Window Cleaning Orinda Concord District Office Regulatory - 1

General - 1

Serious - 2

Total
Violations - 4
Proposed penalties:  $17,550
Citations resulted after one window washer died and a second suffered burns on June 5, 2010, when the manlift they were in came within one foot of an overhead power line causing an arc flash and creating a fire inside the lift basket.
314323643 : 2010-R2D2-3889, 2010-R2D2-3890, 2010-R2D2-3891 :
11/17/2010 National Steel and Shipbuilding Company San Diego High Hazard Unit
(Santa Ana)
Willful Serious
Repeat - 1

Serious
Willful - 1

Total
Violations - 2
Proposed penalties:  $137,500
The Division’s High Hazard Unit issued citations after completing an investigation that was prompted by a complaint.
312317241 : 2010-R6D2-3793, 2010-R6D2-3794 :
11/9/2010 Reliable Container Corp. Santa Fe Springs West Covina District Office General - 1

Serious Willful - 2

Total
Violations - 3
Proposed penalties:  $141,050
Citations issued as the result of a fatality investigation. On May 12, 2010, an employee was cleaning the print plates of a print press machine when another employee operating a forklift pushed one end of the print press machine inward closing the machine and pinning the employee between the forklift and the print press.
312663628 : 2010-R3D6-3592, 2010-R3D6-3593, 2010-R3D6-3594 :
9/16/2010 Pacific Gas & Electric Company Benicia Concord District Office Serious Willful Accident Related - 1

Serious Accident-Related - 3

Serious - 4

Regulatory - 1

Total
Violations - 9
Proposed penalties:  $176,165
Citations issued as the result of a fatality investigation. An employee was electrocuted while working inside an energized underground enclosure located in a residential area in Benicia.
311076269 : 2010-R2D2-3004, 2010-R2D2-3005, 2010-R2D2-3006, 2010-R2D2-3007, 2010-R2D2-3008, 2010-R2D2-3009, 2010-R2D2-3010, 2010-R2D2-3011, 2010-R2D2-3012
9/8/2010 Dave Shaw Concrete & Block Inc. Hermosa Beach Los Angeles District Office Serious Willful - 1

Serious Accident Related - 2

Serious - 2

Regulatory - 2

General - 7

Total
Violations - 14
Proposed penalties:  $128,945
Citations issued in this fatality investigation. An employee fell approximately 15 feet, was engulfed in sandy soil and asphyxiated. He had been standing on pieces of wood lagging he was using as a work platform, placed on the fork attachment of a Bobcat Loader. The employee was attempting to drive an 8" structural "I" beam into a 16 foot deep by 2 foot diameter hole inside a 5 foot deep excavation, using a Mikasa portable vibrating tamping rammer when the accident occurred. The structural steel was intended to be part of a shoring system for the excavation. The tamping rammer dislodged from the fork attachment and the wood the employee was standing on. The employee's supervisor had devised the pile driving procedure used at the time of the accident.
300873189 : 2010-R4D1-3021, 2010-R4D1-3022, 2010-R4D1-3023, 2010-R4D1-3024, 2010-R4D1-3025, 2010-R4D1-3026
4/29/2010 Gateway Pacific Contractors Inc. Chico Redding Field Office General - 2

Regulatory – 2

Serious - 5

Serious Willful - 1

Total
Violations - 10
Proposed penalties:  $128,750
The citations are the result of an accident investigation where an employee was injured while working in an 18’ deep excavation that partially collapsed. The excavation was not protected from cave-ins by an adequate protective system designed in accordance with Title 8 Construction Safety Orders. Cal/OSHA inspector returned the next day and observed two employees working in this excavation. A total of ten citations were issued including a $70,000 willful serious citation for employee not protected from cave-ins by adequate protective system.
120200902 : 2010-R2D3-1502, 2010-R2D3-1503, 2010-R2D3-1504, 2010-R2D3-1505, 2010-R2D3-1506, 2010-R2D3-1507, 2010-R2D3-1508 :
4/19/2010 Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Oakland Oakland District Office General - 5

Regulatory – 2

Serious - 1

Willful - 2

Total
Violations - 10
Proposed penalties:  $101,485
Citations involve violations of the new Aerosol Transmissible Disease standard. They were issued after exposure to staff at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland in connection to a life-threatening exposure of bacterial meningitis. The case also involves citations issued to the Oakland Police Department and Oakland Fire Department. The exposure resulted in the emergency hospitalizations of an Alta Bates employee and an Oakland police officer for treatment of bacterial meningitis.
312358609 : N/A 2010-R1D4-1620, 2010-R1D4-1621, 2010-R1D4-1622, 2010-R1D4-1623, 2010-R1D4-1624 :
4/19/2010 Oakland Police Department Oakland Oakland District Office General - 7

Serious - 2

Total
Violations - 9
Proposed penalties:  $31,520
Citations involve violations of the new Aerosol Transmissible Disease standard. They were issued after exposure to staff at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland in connection to a life-threatening exposure of bacterial meningitis. The case also involves citations issued to the Oakland Police Department and Oakland Fire Department. The exposure resulted in the emergency hospitalizations of an Alta Bates employee and an Oakland police officer for treatment of bacterial meningitis.
312358617 : 2010-R1D4-1382, 2010-R1D4-1383, 2010-R1D4-1384, 2010-R1D4-1620, 2010-R1D4-1621, 2010-R1D4-1622, 2010-R1D4-1623 :
4/19/2010 Oakland Fire Department Oakland Oakland District Office General - 5

Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $2,710
Citations involve violations of the new Aerosol Transmissible Disease standard. They were issued after exposure to staff at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland in connection to a life-threatening exposure of bacterial meningitis. The case also involves citations issued to the Oakland Police Department and Oakland Fire Department. The exposure resulted in the emergency hospitalizations of an Alta Bates employee and an Oakland police officer for treatment of bacterial meningitis.
312358732 : 2010-R1D4-1385 :
4/15/2010 Chargers Football Company LLC San Diego San Diego District Office Regulatory - 1

Total
Violations - 1
Proposed penalties:  $375
Citation and special order was issued as the result of a fatality investigation occurring to a regular game day employee who suffered sever trauma to the head and body as a result of a fall in excess of 20 feet from a press box / coaches' booth to stadium seats at Qualcomm Stadium on Oct. 19, 2009. Employee was descending the stairs to the press box when he bent over and fell, tumbling from the window opening. A special order was issued requiring that the employer provide protection of window openings greater than 30" vertically and 18" horizontally by the installation of guardrails or other barriers.
312679988 : 2010-R3D2-1631, 2010-R3D2-1632 :
4/5/2010 I-COAT COMPANY,LLC Santa Fe Springs West Covina District Office General - 1

Regulatory –2

Serious - 3

Total
Violations - 6
Proposed penalties:  $142,950
This inspection was initiated by a complaint. From 2005 to 2007 there were four instances where employees wearing latex gloves manually dipped optical lenses in hydrofluoric acid to strip antireflective and/or hard coats from lenses suffered burns due to tears in the gloves. Gloves worn by employees were subject to cuts from the sharp edges of lenses allowing acid penetration to the skin. One employee suffered a partial amputation to his right thumb because of hydrofluoric acid induced damage to the bone.
312662125 : 2010-R3D6-1169, 2010-R3D6-1170, 2010-R3D6-1171, 2010-R3D6-1172 :
4/1/2010 Bimbo Bakeries South San Francisco High Hazard Compliance Unit - Santa Ana General - 4

Willful General - 1

Willful Serious - 1

Total
Violations - 6
Proposed penalties:  $76,750
The Division’s High Hazard Unit has had a focus on the baking industry with Bimbo Bakeries gaining more attention due to recent accidents and ongoing litigation with the company. The inspections at facilities in Escondido, Montebello and South San Francisco were initiated in November 2009 as a continuation of this ongoing enforcement activity. The High Hazard Unit conducted the inspections and found that the company’s facilities continued to allow unguarded equipment to be operated.
313832446 : 2010-R6D1-1091, 2010-R6D1-1092 :
4/1/2010 Bimbo Bakeries Montebello High Hazard Compliance Unit - Santa Ana General - 1

Serious - 5

Total
Violations - 6
Proposed penalties:  30,250
The Division’s High Hazard Unit has had a focus on the baking industry with Bimbo Bakeries gaining more attention due to recent accidents and ongoing litigation with the company. The inspections at facilities in Escondido, Montebello and South San Francisco were initiated in November 2009 as a continuation of this ongoing enforcement activity. The High Hazard Unit conducted the inspections and found that the company’s facilities continued to allow unguarded equipment to be operated.
312314644 : 2010-R6D2-1096, 2010-R6D2-1097, 2010-R6D2-1098, 2010-R6D2-1099, 2010-R6D2-1100, 2010-R6D2-1111 :
4/1/2010 Bimbo Bakeries Escondido High Hazard Compliance Unit - Santa Ana General - 1

Serious - 1

Willful - 3

Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $123,535
The Division’s High Hazard Unit has had a focus on the baking industry with Bimbo Bakeries gaining more attention due to recent accidents and ongoing litigation with the company. The inspections at facilities in Escondido, Montebello and South San Francisco were initiated in November 2009 as a continuation of this ongoing enforcement activity. The High Hazard Unit conducted the inspections and found that the company’s facilities continued to allow unguarded equipment to be operated.
312314677 : 2010-R6D2-1102, 2010-R6D2-1103, 2010-R6D2-1104, 2010-R6D2-1105, 2010-R6D2-1106 :
3/9/2010 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles Los Angeles District Office Regulatory – 1

Serious – 1

Serious Accident Related – 1

Total
Violations - 3
Proposed penalties:  $29,300
Non-reported accident was discovered by DOSH on September 15, 2009. The non-reported accident occurred on Nov. 17, 2007. At the time of this accident a graduate student researcher received serious burn injuries when ethanol he was working with was ignited by a flame from a Bunsen burner while performing flame sterilization.
126203041 : 2010-R4D1-1005, 2010-R4D1-1006, 2010-R4D1-1007
2/26/2010 Soex West Textile Recycling USA LLC Fresno Fresno District Office General – 2

Serious – 6

Willful General – 2

Willful Serious - 1

Total
Violations - 11
Proposed penalties:  $207,365
An accident investigation was opened after an employee’s right hand thumb was amputated while cleaning a running comber – dual employer investigation.
312913726 : 2010-R2D5-0767, 2010-R2D5-0768, 2010-R2D5-0769, 2010-R2D5-0770, 2010-R2D5-0771, 2010-R2D5-0772, 2010-R2D5-0773, 2010-R2D5-0774, 2010-R2D5-0775, 2010-R2D5-0776 :
2/26/2010 Strategic Outsourcing Inc. Fresno Fresno District Office General – 2

Serious – 6

Willful General – 2

Willful Serious - 1

Total
Violations - 11
Proposed penalties:  $207,365
An accident investigation was opened after an employee’s right hand thumb was amputated while cleaning a running comber – dual employer investigation.
312913700 : 2010-R2D5-0905, 2010-R2D5-0906, 2010-R2D5-0907, 2010-R2D5-0908, 2010-R2D5-0909, 2010-R2D5-0910, 2010-R2D5-0911, 2010-R2D5-0912, 2010-R2D5-0913, 2010-R2D5-0914 :
2/24/2010 & 2/25/2010 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles Los Angeles District Office Regulatory – 1

General – 9

Serious – 5

Repeat Serious - 1

Total
Violations - 16
Proposed penalties:  $67,720
Complaint inspection on the Molecular Science Lab.
126203017 : 2010-R4D1-0794, 2010-R4D1-0795, 2010-R4D1-0796, 2010-R4D1-0797, 2010-R4D1-0798, 2010-R4D1-0799, 2010-R4D1-0800 :
1/21/2010 California Department of Water Resources Oroville Sacramento District Office Serious – 4

General – 1

Total
Violations - 5
Proposed penalties:  $141,375
These citations are the result of an accident investigation at Hyatt Power Facility located inside the Oroville Dam where an employee was seriously injured when he was struck by various tools and equipment located in the access tunnel of the river valve chamber. The employee was pulled over the edge of a concrete platform toward the water in the tunnel when a vacuum created by opening the river valves after the energy dispersion ring had been removed.
313228637 : 2010-R2D1-0366, 2010-R2D1-0367, 2010-R2D1-0368, 2010-R2D1-0369, 2010-R2D1-0370, 2010-R2D1-0371 :
1/20/2010 Golden State Foods City of Industry West Covina District Office Serious Accident-Related – 1

Willful Serious – 1

Serious - 2

Total
Violations - 4
Proposed penalties:  $103,300
312661507 : 2010-R3D6-0224, 2010-R3D6-0225, 2010-R3D6-0226, 2010-R3D6-0227 :
1/11/2010 Mission Flavors & Fragrances Foothill Ranch Santa Ana High Hazard District office Willful General – 1

Willful Serious - 3,

Serious - 2

Total
Violations - 6
Proposed penalties:  $192,300
Citations issued as the result of a follow up inspection conducted to evaluate compliance with a Special Order and abatement of citations previously issued on January 20, 2005 which include accident-related for diacetyl exposures to employees.
312313687 : 2010-R6D2-0182, 2010-R6D2-0183, 2010-R6D2-0184, 2010-R6D2-0185, 2010-R6D2-0186, 2010-R6D2-0187:
1/11/2010 Carmi Flavors Commerce Santa Ana High Hazard District office Willful serious - 1

Serious - 3

General - 6

Regulatory - 2

Total
Violations - 12
Proposed penalties:  $83,720
Citations issued as the result of a follow up inspection conducted to evaluate compliance with a Special Order and abatement of citations previously issued on October 16, 2006 which include accident-related for diacetyl exposures to employees.
312313737 : 2010-R6D2-0236, 2010-R6D2-0237, 2010-R6D2-0238, 2010-R6D2-0239 :