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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119629624 - Deegan Woodworks

Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office

Nr: 119629624Report ID: 0950615Open Date: 07/14/2003

Deegan Woodworks
2344 Bluebell Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2434/Wood Kitchen Cabinets
NAICS: 337110/Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/28/2003
Close Case:04/28/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361605405    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,800
Current Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 4002 A 07/29/2003 08/07/2003 $10,800 $10,800 $0 08/29/2003 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201020088Event: 07/11/2003Employee Amputates Two Fingers Using Unguarded Circular Saw
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on July 11, 2003, Employee #1 was working as a cabinetmaker's apprentice using a saw to make kindling wood. A coworker came over and set him up to cut 3-inch strips from a 25-inch plywood board on a circular saw. The saw was a 26-year old, 10-inch Tilting Arbor Unisaw, manufactured by Rockwell International, with Serial Number JU2690. The saw had no guard. A second coworker noticed that Employee #1 was making some mistakes and came over to instruct him. When the second coworker was satisfied, that Employee #1 was performing his job correctly, he left. At that point, Employee #1 began to reposition the drop or fall-off piece for the next cut. He then felt a jarring motion as the board was drawn into the blade. Before Employee #1 could let go, his hand was drawn into the blade, cutting off his left pinkie and thumb to the first joint. A fourth coworker called emergency medical services. Employee #1 was taken to Davies Medical Center in San Francisco, where he was hospitalized and underwent surgery in an unsuccessful attempt to reattach the severed thumb and finger.
Keywords: board, amputated, finger, work rules, machine operator, thumb, circular saw, blade, untrained, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119629624 Hospitalized injury Amputation Sawing machine operators

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