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Inspection: 1488964.015 - Hi-Grade Materials Co.
Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bern M&T
Hi-Grade Materials Co.
38050 Monroe St.
Indio, CA 92203
17671 Bear Valley Road, Hesperia, CA 92345
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 212321/Construction Sand and Gravel Mining
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 02/05/2021
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||3314(G)(2)(A)||02/09/2021||03/08/2021||$25,000||$25,000||$0||03/03/2021||C - Contested|
|2.||02001||Serious||5157(C)(3)||02/09/2021||03/08/2021||$25,000||$25,000||$0||03/03/2021||C - Contested|
|3.||03001||Serious||5157(G)(1)||02/09/2021||03/08/2021||$25,000||$25,000||$0||03/03/2021||C - Contested|
At 6:45 a.m. on August 18, 2020, an employee, Coworker #1, Coworker #2 and Cowor ker #3 (the Foreman) were assigned to clear a blocked cone crusher. After review ing the work site, Coworker #3 left the site. The employee, Coworker #1 and Cowo rker #2 removed rocks from the crusher until they could no longer reach the rock s with their hands between the crusher guard and the crusher opening. The employ ee then entered between the crusher guards and the crusher to stand over the cru sher opening. The employee was reaching with his leg and foot to dislodge a rock deep in the crusher opening when the jammed rocks were freed releasing the rock s into the chute and causing the rocks in the storage bin to fall on top of the employee. The employee was crushed and pinned between the rocks and the crusher opening. Coworker #1 and Coworker #2 witnessed the accident and called for help. The employee was pinned the crusher for over 6 hours and lost consciousness bef ore being freed by fire and rescue. The employee was life flighted to the hospit al, where he died from his injuries the next day.
Keywords:abdomen, belt, clogged, confined space, crushed, crusher, engulfed, entry permit, falling object, inexperience, lockout, lockout/tagout, loss of consciousness, lost consciousness, malfunction, material handling, mech
|1||1488964.015||Fatality||Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators|