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Inspection: 300777539 - U.S. Filter Services

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera


Inspection Nr: 300777539
Report ID: 0950642
Open Date: 07/19/2001

Site Address:
U.S. Filter Services
5375 S Boyle Ave
Vernon, CA 90058

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/13/2001


Close Case:03/15/2002

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362616864
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $375 $0 $18,375
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $375 $0 $18,375
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 A07 12/14/2001 01/16/2002 $375 $375 $0 -  
2. 02001 Serious 4184 B 12/14/2001 12/27/2001 $18,000 $18,000 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 300777539
Event: 07/01/2001
Employee Amputates Tip Of Index Finger

At approximately 2:00 p.m. on July 1, 2001, Employee #1, a maintenance mechanic, was working for a private incorporated company that stored and treated hazardous wastes and materials. Employee #1 was working alone using a Seaboard Machinery Co. horizontal band-saw Serial Number 6876, with a 1725 rpm, 1.0 horsepower motor to cut a 5.5-in. rubber coupling sleeve to be used as a protector inside of a mounting bracket for a piping system. While Employee #1 was standing in the normal operating position in front of the saw, he activated the saw and proceeded to cut the coupling in half by lowering the blade down onto it. After the piece was cut, Employee #1 tried to retrieve the pieces of the coupling while the saw was still running. Employee #1's left index finger contacted the unguarded portion of the saw's blade above the point of operation amputating the tip of his finger. Employee was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.

Keywords:amputated, bandsaw, finger, equipment operator, machine operator, mechanic, point of operation, hazardous waste, blade, unguarded

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300777539 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations
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