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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119981421 - Desert Block Co Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 119981421Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 12/20/2001

Desert Block Co Inc
929 Sopp Road
Mojave, CA 93501
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3531/Construction Machinery and Equipment

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/01/2002
Close Case:03/26/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $225 $0 $12,825
Current Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $225 $0 $12,825
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 02/07/2002 02/24/2002 $225 $225 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 4002 A 02/07/2002 02/24/2002 $12,600 $12,600 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170629653Event: 11/08/2001Employee Severed Finger In Hydraulic Ram
On November 8, 2001, a production supervisor, working at the concrete block making area, was using an air hose to blow built up debris off of the block making machine. The air hose got stuck on something behind him and when he pulled on it to free it up his right index finger went into the area of the machine where a hydraulic ram presses onto an adjustment screw. The hydraulic ram happened to cycle just at this time, and severed his finger. He was taken to North Ridge Hospital for emergency treatment.
Keywords: hydraulic ram, severed, amputated, finger, machinist, caught between
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119981421 Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, production occupations

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