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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120204615 - Sierra Pacific Industries

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 120204615Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 11/19/2008

Sierra Pacific Industries
North End Of Alameda Rd
Richfield, CA 96021
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5031/Lumber, Plywood, Millwork, and Wood Panels
NAICS: 423310/ Lumber, Plywood, Millwork, and Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: Po Box 8460, Red Bluff, CA 96080

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/20/2009
Close Case:04/27/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $32,625 $0 $0 $0 $0 $32,625
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $600 $0 $18,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3314 G 03/16/2009 03/26/2009 $600 $10,125 $0 04/21/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3314 C 03/16/2009 03/26/2009 $18,000 $22,500 $0 04/21/2009 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202487781Event: 11/03/2008Moulder And Planer Cut Tip Of Thumb Off
Employee #1, had the tip of the right thumb amputated while working with a moulder and planer. Employee #1 who worked at a Distribution and Lumber Mill was working on a 30N moulder and planer at the time of the incident. When a board split, Employee #1 noticed that there were staples on the wood that was being processed in this machine. Employee #1 stopped the in-feed but left the part which cuts wood blade head running. Employee #1 reached into the machine in an attempt to clean away the staples. Employee #1 placed his right hand in the hazardous area and ran his thumb along the edge of the wood that was still inside of the moulder and planer. Employee #1 then made contact with the energized still moving blade head with his right thumb and amputated the top of his thumb.
Keywords: amputated, planing machine, thumb, crushed, lumber, wood shaper, blade
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120204615 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Wood lathe, routing, and planing machine operators

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