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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 112129671 - Craft Resources Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 112129671Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 01/25/1995

Craft Resources Inc
2001 E Dominguez St
Long Beach, CA 90801
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3317/Steel Pipe and Tubes
Mailing: 220 S Pacific Coast Hwy No 112, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/16/1995
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/06/1996

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $5,750
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $1,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B 02/24/1995 03/24/1995 $375 $375 $0 03/13/1995 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 01002 Other 3203 A 02/24/1995 03/24/1995 $375 $375 $0 03/13/1995 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 02001 Other 3664 A01 02/24/1995 03/13/1995 $750 $5,000 $0 03/13/1995 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170891154Event: 01/25/1995Employee'S Fingertip Severed When Caught By Load
On January 20, 1995, Employee #1 was working in the north yard outside the Western Tube and Conduit Factory, Long Beach, stacking steel tube bundles on the ground with a Komatsu forklift truck, model FG30SG11, serial #491833A. He stacked four bundles and was bringing another stack to make the fifth one when he saw that two wooden blocks above the fourth stack were displaced from their proper position. According to Employee #1, he got off the forklift truck and repositioned the left side of the wooden block with his left hand. In order to reposition the right side, he extended his right hand through the two masts of the forklift truck. At this point, the forklift load came down on his right hand. As he was trying to extricate his right hand, the tip of his middle finger was amputated. He was taken to Del Amo Medical Clinic. There were no witnesses. Employee #1 must have caused the accident when he touched the forklift control levers while extending his right hand through the forklift truck masts. The forklift was relatively new.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, control lever, caught by, industrial truck, struck by, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112129671 Hospitalized injury Amputation Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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