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Inspection: 1488964.015 - Hi-Grade Materials Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bern M&T


Inspection Nr: 1488964.015
Report ID: 0950653
Open Date: 08/19/2020

Site Address:
Hi-Grade Materials Co.
38050 Monroe St.
Indio, CA 92203

Mailing Address:
17671 Bear Valley Road, Hesperia, CA 92345

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 212321/Construction Sand and Gravel Mining

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/05/2021

Emphasis: S:Mining

Close Case:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1782608
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $75,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $75,000
Current Penalty $75,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $75,000
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 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  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 133052.015
Event: 08/18/2020
Employee Is Crushed And Killed When Engulfed In Rock Crusher

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1488964.015 Fatality Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators
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