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Inspection: 125881557 - Dave'S Dirt Work Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

 

Inspection Nr: 125881557
Report ID: 0950633
Open Date: 11/28/2006

Site Address:
Dave'S Dirt Work Inc
14167 Morgan Rd
Apple Valley, CA 92307

Mailing Address:
13801 Sahale Place, Apple Valley, CA 92307

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:1794

NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/13/2007

Emphasis:

Close Case:03/23/2010


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 102491933
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,600
Current Penalty $1,350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,350
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 Serious 1593 D 02/13/2007 02/28/2007 $1,350 $12,600 $0 03/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202444758
Event: 11/20/2006
Employee Is Injured When Struck By Excavator Bucket

At approximately 2:00 p.m. on November 20, 2006, Employee #1 was working for Dave's Dirt Work Incorporated. He was working near a Kobelco hydraulic excavator, Model Number SK330LC, Serial Number YC07- U0911, equipped with a Hendrix II quick coupler. The quick coupler was supposed to have a mechanical locking pin with lynch pins, which should have been manually inserted through the "C" casting and behind the front lever, as a redundant safety feature to prevent the unintended release of attachments. However, the mechanical locking pin was missing and the bushings where the pin should have been inserted were also damaged. One of the bushings was completely missing, and the other was crushed. The attachment being used was a 36-in. bucket. Employee #1 was injured when he was struck by the excavator bucket when it unexpectedly detached from the coupler. He was hospitalized at the Loma Linda University Medical Center, for fractures to his legs.

Keywords:fracture, work rules, locking pins, excavator, struck by, leg

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125881557 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers
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