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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310387196 - Aloha Steel Corp

Inspection Information - Office: Hawaii

 

Inspection Nr: 310387196
Report ID: 0951510
Open Date: 12/26/2006

Site Address:
Aloha Steel Corp
809 Ahua St
Honolulu, HI 96819

Mailing Address:
850 Ahua St, Honolulu, HI 96819

Union Status: Union

SIC:1791

NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/29/2006

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction

Emphasis:

Close Case:08/23/2007


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101950921
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $4,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,250
Current Penalty $3,825 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,825
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 Serious 1100002 B01 BI 04/20/2007 05/23/2007 $2,250 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19260300 B02 04/20/2007 04/30/2007 $788 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003 Serious 19100178 L01 II 04/20/2007 05/23/2007 $788 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201942406
Event: 12/19/2006
Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated In Rebar Spiral Bending Mac

Employee #1, a fabrication ironworker, was operating a rebar spiral bending machine. He noticed that a rebar was not forming to the desired shape and grabbed it while it was still moving in the machine. Employee #1's glove became caught between the rebar and the rollers and his right hand was pulled into the nip point. He sustained crushing amputation injuries to two fingers, for which he was hospitalized. Employee #1 was operating the machine by himself and he failed to de-energize the unit and wait the machine's parts and the rebar to stop moving before touching it. The spiral bending machine also did not have any form of guarding around its roller section. The employer did not have available the machine's operating manual or any procedures for its proper and safe operation.

Keywords:amputated, glove, iron worker, roller--mach/part, caught between, crushed, nip point, hand, unguarded

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310387196 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified
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