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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 112128533 - Metalclad Insulation Corp

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 112128533Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 08/29/1995

Metalclad Insulation Corp
1801 E Sepulveda Blvd
Carson, CA 90024
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1742/Plastering, Drywall, Acoustical, and Insulation Work
Mailing: 2198 S Dupont Dr, Anaheim, CA 92806

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/08/1996
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:11/20/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362020216    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 4187 A 01/09/1996 01/12/1996 $1,125 $5,000 $0 01/18/1996 2 - Appeals Court

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170588297Event: 08/17/1995Employee'S Fingers Injured In Metal Rollers
On August 17, 1995, Employee #1, a laborer for an insulation contractor at a large metropolitan refinery, was in the fabrication area waiting to receive materials for delivery to the work area. He decided to reroll a piece of sheet aluminum to the proper radius using a 0.5 HP, foot-activated metal roller. While preparing to run the metal through the unit, he accidentally pressed the covered foot pedal. Two fingers on his right hand were caught by the in-running rolls, which had a pinch point of 7 3/4 in. from the face plates. The distal phalanx of his index finger was amputated, and his middle finger was bruised. Employee #1 was taken to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, where he was treated and released five hours later. The insulation contractor had acquired the roller second hand, and it had no name plates. The face plate had 1 and 3 1/2 in. gaps. The larger gap may have been intended as a viewing window, but there was no indication that any transparent cover had ever placed over the opening.
Keywords: finger, work rules, foot control, construction, roller--mach/part, nip point, refinery, unguarded, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112128533 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers

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