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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1571614.015 - Carwash Operators, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

 

Inspection Nr: 1571614.015
Report ID: 0950641
Open Date: 01/10/2022

Site Address:
Carwash Operators, Llc
2029 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Mailing Address:
2029 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:

NAICS: 811192/Car Washes


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/18/2022

Emphasis:

Close Case:


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1851175
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 6 9
Current Violations 3 6 9
Initial Penalty $24,300 $0 $0 $7,330 $0 $31,630
Current Penalty $24,300 $0 $0 $7,330 $0 $31,630
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 342(A) 03/18/2022 $5,000 $5,000 $0 07/06/2022 C - Contested  
2. 01002 Other 3203(A) 03/18/2022 $410 $410 $0 07/06/2022 C - Contested  
3. 01003 Other 3205(C) 03/18/2022 $410 $410 $0 07/06/2022 C - Contested  
4. 01004 Other 3314(G)(2)(A) 03/18/2022 $550 $550 $0 07/06/2022 C - Contested  
5. 01005 Other 3314(J) 03/18/2022 $550 $550 $0 07/06/2022 C - Contested  
6. 01006 Other 3395(I) 03/18/2022 $410 $410 $0 07/06/2022 C - Contested  
7. 02001 Serious 3314(C) 03/18/2022 $14,400 $14,400 $0 07/06/2022 C - Contested  
8. 03001 Serious 3314(K) 03/18/2022 $4,950 $4,950 $0 07/06/2022 C - Contested  
9. 04001 Serious 3314(L) 03/18/2022 $4,950 $4,950 $0 07/06/2022 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 142576.015
Event: 12/20/2021
Employee Amputates Fingers While Fixing Loose V-Belt

At 11:50 a.m. on December 20, 2021, an employee, the maintenance manager, was as sisting a contracted electrician, who had been hired to perform maintenance on t he hydraulic pump of a motor that operates part of the car wash, i.e., fixing a loose V-belt. There were two motors in the area, which is in the equipment room, each with its associated hydraulic pump beneath the motor. The V-belt on the l eft, connecting the motor on top with its hydraulic pump below, was loose. The employee had gone to the car wash tunnel's breaker box to turn off the power to that motor, per the instructions of the electrician. When he returned to the eq uipment room, the electrician felt the tension on the V-belt on the right motor/ pump to have a point of comparison. Then, he suggested that the employee do the same. The employee placed his right hand under the V-belt of the motor/pump lo cated on the right side, and then that motor/pump started automatically, crushin g three fingers on the employee's right hand. The employee was hospitalized to t reat amputations to three fingers on his right hand.

Keywords:amputated, amputation, crushed, finger, hydraulic pump

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1571614.015 Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations
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