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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120062070 - Volt Services Group

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Ventura


Inspection Nr: 120062070
Report ID: 0950645
Date Opened: 02/02/1996

Site Address:
Volt Services Group
5900 E. Lerdo Hwy.
Shafter, CA 93263

Mailing Address:
4560 California Avenue, Suite 100, Bakersfield, CA 93309

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Unprog Rel

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/06/1996


Case Closed: 10/17/1996

Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $185 $0 $185
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $185 $0 $185
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 Other 3203 B01 03/15/1996 04/17/1996 $185 $185 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170739510
Event: 02/02/1996
Employee'S Thumb Amputated In Pipe Perforating Machine

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120062070 Hospitalized injury Amputation Slicing and cutting machine operators
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