Inspection: 120062070 - Volt Services Group
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Ventura
Volt Services Group
5900 E. Lerdo Hwy.
Shafter, CA 93263
4560 California Avenue, Suite 100, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Union Status: NonUnion
Inspection Type: Unprog Rel
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 02/06/1996
Case Closed: 10/17/1996
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On January 11, 1996, Employee #1 was operating a pipe perforating machine for Inyall Service Corporation. The perforating machine had twenty-one 2 3/4 in. diameter by 0.16 in. thick blades with 72 teeth. They operated at 450 to 500 rpm to perforate the 5 1/2 in. diameter by 42 to 45 ft long pipe. Employee #1 was using the machine to make cuts in the pipe and was marking the pipe to keep track of the cuts. With the saws rotating, he picked up the marker spot with his left hand while holding chalk in his right hand. He was preparing to mark the pipe when his left glove became caught by a moving blade. Employee #1's left hand was pulled in, amputating his thumb. He was transported to USC Medical Center, where his thumb was reattached.
Keywords:clothing, amputated, glove, work rules, caught by, thumb, lockout, saw, pipe, blade
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