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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300858362 - Ameron International Water Transmission Group

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino


Inspection Nr: 300858362
Report ID: 0950633
Open Date: 06/06/2002

Site Address:
Ameron International Water Transmission Group
12455 Arrow Route
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/25/2002


Close Case:07/12/2008

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362453466
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 $185 $0 $18,185
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $185 $0 $18,185
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 23400016 A 09/26/2002 10/10/2002 $185 $185 $0 10/30/2002 J - ALJ Decision  
2. 02001 Serious 4002 A 09/26/2002 10/10/2002 $18,000 $18,000 $0 10/30/2002 J - ALJ Decision  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201156551
Event: 05/10/2002
Employee'S Thumb Amputated When Caught In Tunnion Roller

At about 11:52 a.m. on May 10, 2002, Employee #1 was working on the Wheel-A-Brator line in the through-put department. Employee #1 was applying duct tape on a 40-in. by 40-ft concrete pipe to identify the sections of the pipe that are to remain uncoated before they go through the blaster and special coating process. While taping the pipe, Employee #1's left hand got caught between the pipe and the tunnion roller, a rubber wheel to guide the pipe, and pulled to the pinch points. Employee #1 sustained amputation of his left thumb and degloving on four fingers. He was hospitalized.

Keywords:wheel, blasting, amputated, thumb, roller--mach/part, caught between, coating operation, concrete pipe, hand

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300858362 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction
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