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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300814332 - University Of California Santa Barbara

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Ventura


Inspection Nr: 300814332
Report ID: 0950645
Date Opened: 02/20/2003

Site Address:
University Of California Santa Barbara
Santa Ynez Housing Maintenance Yard
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Mailing Address:
Ucsb - Environmental Health & Safety, Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 621210/Offices of Dentists

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 04/22/2003


Case Closed: 10/24/2006

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362497000
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $18,750
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $18,750
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 3203 B02 05/05/2003 05/12/2003 $375 $375 $0 -  
2. 01002 Other 3314 H03 05/05/2003 05/12/2003 $375 $375 $0 -  
3. 02001 Serious 3314 A 05/05/2003 05/12/2003 $18,000 $18,000 $0 05/27/2003 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201096393
Event: 02/04/2003
Employee Injures Finger In Sewer Cleaning Machine

At approximately 9:50 a.m. on February 4, 2003, Employee #1, a skilled trades mechanic with UCSB Santa Barbara, had installed a 70 ft sewer snake cable on the drum of a Spartan 100 sewer cleaning machine, and was aligning the splines of the drum and the machine to install the drum. He plugged the machine into electrical wall outlet and activated the foot control two or three times to move the machine splines. On the approximate fourth activation, the machine speed suddenly increased and Employee #1 surmises the drum must have been thrown forward. His finger became caught between the drum and the bar that supports the power cable feed in the front of the machine. Employee #1 was hospitalized for partial amputation of his right middle finger. Two citations were issued for failure to document lockout/tagout training and for failure to certify periodic inspections of the energy control procedures.

Keywords:sewer, amputated, finger, cleaning, drum, foot control, mechanic, lockout, caught between

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300814332 Hospitalized injury Amputation Specified mechanics and repairers
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