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Inspection: 120277298 - Escondido Recycling Yard

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

 

Inspection Nr: 120277298
Report ID: 0950632
Open Date: 04/17/2000

Site Address:
Escondido Recycling Yard
1350 W Mission Rd Ste B
Escondido, CA 92027

Mailing Address:
P O Box 463062, Escondido, CA 92026

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:4953

NAICS: 0 


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/14/2000

Emphasis:

Close Case:10/29/2001


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361642374
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $12,000 $0 $0 $560 $0 $12,560
Current Penalty $12,000 $0 $0 $375 $0 $12,375
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 342 A 07/28/2000 08/02/2000 $150 $225 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 3203 A 07/28/2000 08/02/2000 $75 $110 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003 Other 3314 F 07/28/2000 08/02/2000 $150 $225 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 02001 Serious 3314 A 07/28/2000 08/02/2000 $6,000 $6,000 $0 -  
5. 03001 Serious 3384 B 07/28/2000 08/02/2000 $6,000 $6,000 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 120277298
Event: 03/30/2000
Employee'S Fingers Amputated When Caught In Wire Stripper

On March 30, 2000, Employee #1, a regular employee of a salvage recycler, was operating a Pine Tree Manufacturing, 220-volt wire stripper, model 56, serial #2074. He was placing the wire in the machine to strip off the outer insulation prior to recycling the metal core when the wire jammed. Employee #1 put the wire stripper in reverse and went to the back of the machine. He was guiding the wire back through when his glove became entangled in the wire and his right hand was drawn into the machine, amputating the distal portions of his first, second, and third fingers and degloving his right thumb. Employee #1 had not been adequately trained on this machine, was not given instructions on how to clean or service it, and was not told to avoid wearing gloves while using it.

Keywords:clothing, stripping machine, amputated, finger, glove, work rules, jammed, entangled, untrained

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120277298 Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. metal,plastic,stone&glass-working mach. op's
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