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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 317201507 - George E. Masker, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Oakland


Inspection Nr: 317201507
Report ID: 0950614
Open Date: 08/20/2013

Site Address:
George E. Masker, Inc.
550 10th St
Oakland, CA 94607

Mailing Address:
887 71st Avenue, Oakland, CA 94621

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 238320/Painting and Wall Covering Contractors

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/28/2014


Close Case:04/10/2014

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101504959
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $2,060 $0 $20,060
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,200 $0 $1,200
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 3314 G02 01/30/2014 02/17/2014 $600 $750 $0 02/10/2014 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 3314 H 01/30/2014 02/17/2014 $0 $560 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003 Other 3314 J01 01/30/2014 02/17/2014 $600 $750 $0 02/10/2014 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 02001 Serious 3314 C 01/30/2014 02/17/2014 $0 $18,000 $0 02/10/2014 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202588729
Event: 08/15/2013
Painter Is Injured When Struck By Pressurized Paint

At approximately 7:00 a.m. on August 15, 2013, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, painters employed by a painting contractor, were about to begin the second day of painting the walls of the Oakland Convention Center's parking lot. Employee #1 was changing the tip of a spray gun. He accidentally activated the spray gun's trigger. The spray gun injected paint under pressure into his right hand index finger. Coworker #1 transported Employee #1 to Kaiser Oakland Hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a deep laceration to the tip of his right index finger. Employee #1 was discharged on August 17, 2013.

Keywords:maintenance, finger, compressed air, construction, paint, laceration, struck by, painter, hand, pressure release

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317201507 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Painters, construction and maintenance
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