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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307162065 - Owens Corning

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera


Inspection Nr: 307162065
Report ID: 0950642
Open Date: 07/30/2004

Site Address:
Owens Corning
1501 N Tamarind Ave
Compton, CA 90222

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 324122/Asphalt Shingle and Coating Materials Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/05/2005

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Close Case:10/12/2006

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362619140
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $27,560 $0 $0 $5,485 $0 $33,045
Current Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $9,500
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 01/05/2005 01/25/2005 $5,000 $5,000 $0 02/08/2005 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 3668 A01 01/05/2005 01/25/2005 $0 $485 $0 02/08/2005 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 02001 Serious 3328 G 01/05/2005 01/18/2005 $2,250 $20,250 $0 02/08/2005 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 03001 Serious 3650 S05 01/05/2005 01/18/2005 $2,250 $7,310 $0 02/08/2005 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201058989
Event: 07/21/2004
Employee'S Finger Is Amputated By Forklift

On July 21, 2004, Employee #1, a temporary employee with American Work Force Temporary Agency, was working alone at an Owens Corning jobsite, operating a forklift to empty debris into a large bin dumpster. As he lowered the forks containing the bin, he discovered that the self-engagement mechanism was not functioning properly. He dismounted the forklift to manually engage the latch and bar pin. In order to correctly reposition the latch and bar pin to manually engage, Employee #1 had to tilt the bin dumpster forward. He positioned his left hand on the mast of the forklift and his right hand on the bin dumpster in order to simultaneously support himself and manually engage the latching mechanism. The bin dumpster then tilted backwards unexpectedly, amputating the tip of Employee #1's left index finger between the mast of the forklift and the top lip rear section of the bin dumpster. He was transported to U.S. Health Works and then transferred to Downey Surgical Center for treatment. The cause of the accident was failure to maintain the self-engagement feature of latch and bar pin mechanism in a safe operating condition. Equipment information is as follows: bin dumpster Number 1 McCullough Industries P.O. Box 370 Kenton, Ohio 43326; forklift 770 Hyster 80 Type LP E-833031, Serial Number E004V03886A; the hollow metal bar used to activate lever to empty trash measured 5.5-ft long and 2-in. diameter.

Keywords:amputated, finger, work rules, dumpster, caught between, industrial truck

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307162065 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators
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