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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119728236 - The Pacific Lumber Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office

Nr: 119728236Report ID: 0950615Open Date: 03/04/1993

The Pacific Lumber Company
125 Main Street
Scotia, CA 95565
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2421/Sawmills and Planing Mills, General

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/08/1993
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/25/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3999 B 03/08/1993 03/08/1993 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170718787Event: 02/26/1993Employee'S Arm Caught In Unguarded Conveyor Pulley
Employee #1's job was to stock blocks of wood that had come from a trim saw and had been brought from the planer and loaded into a shaker, which fed a block belt conveyor. When the belt conveyor was heavily loaded, it would slip at the pulley. Employee #1 would pour water on the pulley to cool it, which would usually stop the slipping. When this did not work, Employee #1, who had seen millwrights put a block of wood into the bight of the belt and drive pulley, attempted this to get the pulley started. His arm, however, was caught and pulled into the drive pulley. Employee #1 suffered a broken arm. If the chipper operator had not seen what had happened and shut off the machine immediately, Employee #1 would have suffered a more serious injury.
Keywords: fracture, maintenance, work rules, belt conveyor, slip, caught by, arm, pulley, mech malfunction, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119728236 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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