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Inspection: 312916471 - Superior Masonry Structures Dba Preston Masonry

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

 

Inspection Nr: 312916471
Report ID: 0950625
Open Date: 06/29/2010

Site Address:
Superior Masonry Structures Dba Preston Masonry
Riverbend Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93306

Mailing Address:
4416 Peale Way, Bakersfield, CA 93311

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:1741

NAICS: 238140/Masonry Contractors


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/03/2010

Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)

Close Case:06/14/2012


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361660574
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $5,700 $0 $16,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,225 $0 $6,225
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 09/23/2010 10/26/2010 $5,000 $5,000 $0 09/28/2010 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 1509 A 09/23/2010 10/26/2010 $350 $350 $0 09/28/2010 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 01003 Other 1509 B 09/23/2010 10/26/2010 $350 $350 $0 09/28/2010 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 02001 Other 3314 C 09/23/2010 10/26/2010 $525 $10,800 $0 09/28/2010 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201493970
Event: 03/02/2010
Employee Catches Hand In Mixer, Fingers Are Amputated

On March 2, 2010, Employee #1 was assigned to mix mortar using a gasoline powered, 5.5 HP Honda, belt-driven 6.5-yard paddle mixer. Employee #1 circumvented the grate guard without stopping and de-energizing the mixer resulting in the partial amputation of digits two and four of his right hand. Conflicting information was provided to Division in its investigation. The first scenario Employee #1 claimed the water hose became entangled in the paddles causing him to put his hand through the grate guard to release the hose. The second scenario was reported by the employer's site supervisor, who claims Employee #1 stated that he put his hand through the grate guard to remove dry mortar from a ledge formed by hardened material in the hopper. Employee #1, a construction laborer, had been hired that morning on a temporary basis for the construction of a Block-Lite residential water pump house. Employee #1 had represented himself as having three to four years of masonry experience, including operating mortar mixers. On March 9, a case worker from the California State Department of Employment Development notified the Division of the accident. The safety program for Preston Masonry, Inc, in Bakersfield, CA, was found to be deficient in that did not have lock-out procedures or provide training, nor was the new hire evaluated to be qualified.

Keywords:mixer blade, amputated, finger, guard, concrete mixer, grating, hand

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312916471 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors; brickmasons, stonemasons, tilesetters
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