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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119634590 - Prison Industries Authority

Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office


Inspection Nr: 119634590
Report ID: 0950615
Date Opened: 01/07/2004

Site Address:
Prison Industries Authority
San Quentin State Prison
San Quentin, CA 94964

Mailing Address:
560 East Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 811490/Other Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: StateGovt

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/07/2004


Case Closed: 04/24/2006

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361605884
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 4002 A 01/13/2004 02/13/2004 $18,000 $18,000 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170843619
Event: 01/05/2004
Employee Amputates Finger In Garnett Machine

At 11:30 a.m. on January 5, 2004, Employee #1, a mechanic, worked on a garnett machine Number 3, at the Prison Industries Authority mattress refurbishing plant at San Quentin Prison. Employee #1's job was to enter the unguarded area inside the fence to stick the expanded cotton to direct it up the conveyor. He opened the perimeter guard fence and went inside the guard to perform this task using a wooden handle. Upon completion, he turned and started walking out. He tripped on a shaft across the pathway and started falling forward. He stuck out his hand to stop his fall, and his right index finger went into a pinch point between a chain and sprocket drive on the machine, which was in operation at that time. His finger was amputated down to the base knuckle. Employee #1 was hospitalized.

Keywords:chain, amputated, finger, machine operator, perimeter guarding, tripped, fence, sprocket, cotton, unguarded

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119634590 Hospitalized injury Amputation Textile sewing machine operators
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