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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111794285 - Power Engineering

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Foster City District Office

Nr: 111794285Report ID: 0950613Open Date: 05/29/1991

Power Engineering
1275 No. San Antonio Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/26/1991
Close Case:07/26/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $250 $0 $250
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $250 $0 $250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 341 A 05/30/1991 05/30/1991 $250 $250 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 1509 B 05/30/1991 06/14/1991 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170175111Event: 05/20/1991Employee Injured When Cut By Falling Electric Saw
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on May 20, 1991, Employee #1, of Power Engineering, was using an electric-powered straight saw to cut plywood formwork for stripping. After using the saw, he placed it on top of a nearby 30 in. diameter pipe. He then kneeled to grip the edge of the just cut plywood and pull it away from the concrete. Apparently, his repeated tugs on the wood caused the pipe to vibrate and the saw slid off of it. The blade was pointing down and pierced Employee #1's thigh, cutting his femoral artery. Employee #1 was hospitalized to repair the damaged artery.
Keywords: portable power tool, work rules, construction, thigh, electric saw, saw, vibrations, laceration, artery, blade
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111794285 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported

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