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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1254567.015 - Petro Chemical Material Inovation

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office


Inspection Nr: 1254567.015
Report ID: 0950635
Open Date: 08/03/2017

Site Address:
Petro Chemical Material Inovation
4242 Santa Ana St
South Gate, CA 90280

Mailing Address:
4242 Santa Ana St, South Gate, CA 90280

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 327320/Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/02/2018


Close Case:02/19/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1248403
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 2 7
Current Violations 2 5 7
Initial Penalty $71,210 $0 $0 $1,135 $0 $72,345
Current Penalty $40,500 $0 $0 $2,635 $0 $43,135
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) 02/02/2018 03/09/2018 $485 $485 $0 03/02/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
2. 01002 Other 3314(L)(2) 02/02/2018 03/09/2018 $0 $650 $0 03/02/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
3. 02001 Serious 3314(C) 02/02/2018 $20,250 $20,250 $0 03/02/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
4. 03001 Other 3383(A) 02/02/2018 02/21/2018 $750 $11,700 $0 03/02/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
5. 04001 Other 3384(B) 02/02/2018 02/21/2018 $650 $11,700 $0 03/02/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
6. 05001 Serious 3999(B) 02/02/2018 $20,250 $20,250 $0 03/02/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
7. 06001 Other 3942(A) 02/02/2018 $750 $7,310 $0 03/02/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 102716.015
Event: 08/03/2017
Employee Loses Arm When Pulled Through Conveyor Tail Pulley

At 7:30 a.m. on August 3, 2017, Employee #1, a RPME mixer operator, was working alone, feeding rock from the units hopper to the M-4 mixing tank by the use of the unit's conveyor belt. As the work continued, the employee noticed that the c onveyor belt was beginning to come off the track. He left his work position at t he unit's work station adjacent to the mixing tank, and went to the rear of the conveyor belt, in the immediate area of the conveyor belts tail pulley. Employee #1 bent down to access the conveyors moving belt and placed his right hand on the underside of the moving belt. His right gloved hand got stuck on the belt, a nd his hand and arm moved in the direction of the conveyor belt's unguarded tail pulley. Employee #1s right forearm came in contact with the frame of the conve yor belt tail pulley and snapped his right arm off just below the elbow. The em ployee was able to get to his feet and run into plant's control room seeking ass istance. Upon being notified of the accident, management called emergency servic es. Immediate first aid was performed and the employee was transported to a near by hospital, where he underwent surgery that included the removal of his right a rm.

Keywords:amputated, arm, caught in, conveyor, conveyor belt, glove, hand, lockout, pulley

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1254567.015 Hospitalized injury Mixing and blending machine operators
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