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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1254411.015 - Inland Empire Truss, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino


Inspection Nr: 1254411.015
Report ID: 0950633
Open Date: 08/10/2017

Site Address:
Inland Empire Truss, Inc.
275 W. Rider St.
Perris, CA 92571

Mailing Address:
275 W. Rider St., Perris, CA 92571

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 321214/Truss Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/21/2017


Close Case:06/24/2019

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1251492
Inspection 1254494 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $45,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $45,900
Current Penalty $34,650 $0 $0 $250 $0 $34,900
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 3203(A)(4) 12/12/2017 $250 $6,750 $0 12/15/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
2. 02001 Serious 4001 12/12/2017 $2,250 $6,750 $0 12/15/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
3. 03001 Serious 3203(A)(7) 12/12/2017 $16,200 $16,200 $0 12/15/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
4. 04001 Serious 4206(A) 12/12/2017 $16,200 $16,200 $0 12/15/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 100886.015
Event: 08/10/2017
Employee Is Building Wooden Trusses In Press And Catches Leg

At 11:09 a.m. on August 10, 2017, an employee was constructing wooden truss comp onents. The employee was using a rolling press/table to secure the wooden truss pieces together and caught his leg in the press. The initial report does not p rovide any injury specifics beyond that. The employee was hospitalized. The accident occurred on 08/10/2017, at or about 11:09 AM. The employer re ported the serious injury to DOSH on 08/10/2017, at 4:49 PM in compliance with t he requirements of T8CCR �342. The DOSHs investigator arrived on site on 08/ 10/2017, at or about 5:00 PM. The injured was a full time permanent employee o f Unisource Staffing, Inc. Juan Abundis was the injured employees supervis or and he was engaged in oversite of the truss manufacturing process The inju red employee was injured on the rolling press table in the east end of the build ing. The injured employee was engaged in the assembly of wooden truss componen ts. The injury occurred when the employees foot was caught by the cross-brac e of the truss being assembled on the table. Once caught by the cross-brace, his foot was pulled under the safety shut-off bar, which did not function, and into the rollers of the press table, causing crushing injuries and fractures. The followings are the factors that would have prevented the accident: Safety shut- off bar not functioning; ineffective training on machine operation and hazards, including but not limited to the shut-off safety bar position. Employee suffere d crushing injuries to his right leg, resulting in its amputation just above the knee. His left leg suffered multiple fractures as it was pulled down between th e rollers and the table. The employee was transported to Riverside County Hospi tal Medical Center where he was hospitalized for a period of 4 weeks. He was in a rehab facility for an additional 3 weeks after release from the hospital. The employer was cited serious accident related violations for �3203 (a) (7), and � 4206(a). Rolling press table

Keywords:caught in, construction, leg, press, truss

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1254411.015 Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed
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