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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1254411.015 - Inland Empire Truss, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 1254411.015Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 08/10/2017

Inland Empire Truss, Inc.
275 W. Rider St.
Perris, CA 92571
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 321214/Truss Manufacturing
Mailing: 275 W. Rider St., Perris, CA 92571

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/21/2017
Close Case:06/24/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1251492    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $45,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $45,900
Current Penalty $34,650 $0 $0 $250 $0 $34,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(A)(4) 12/12/2017 $250 $6,750 $0 12/15/2017 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 02001 Serious 4001 12/12/2017 $2,250 $6,750 $0 12/15/2017 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 03001 Serious 3203(A)(7) 12/12/2017 $16,200 $16,200 $0 12/15/2017 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 04001 Serious 4206(A) 12/12/2017 $16,200 $16,200 $0 12/15/2017 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 100886.015Event: 08/10/2017Employee Is Building Wooden Trusses In Press And Catches Leg
At 11:09 a.m. on August 10, 2017, an employee was constructing wooden truss components. The employee was using a rolling press/table to secure the wooden truss pieces together and caught his leg in the press. The initial report does not provide any injury specifics beyond that. The employee was hospitalized. The accident occurred on 08/10/2017, at or about 11:09 AM.The employer reported the serious injury to DOSH on 08/10/2017, at 4:49 PM in compliance with the requirements of T8CCR ?342.The DOSHs investigator arrived on site on 08/10/2017, at or about 5:00 PM.The injured was a full time permanent employee of Unisource Staffing, Inc. Juan Abundis was the injured employees supervisor and he was engaged in oversite of the truss manufacturing processThe injured employee was injured on the rolling press table in the east end of the building.The injured employee was engaged in the assembly of wooden truss components.The injury occurred when the employees foot was caught by the cross-brace of the truss being assembled on the table. Once caught by the cross-brace, his foot was pulled under the safety shut-off bar, which did not function, and into the rollers of the press table, causing crushing injuries and fractures. The followings are the factors that would have prevented the accident: Safety shut-off bar not functioning; ineffective training on machine operation and hazards, including but not limited to the shut-off safety bar position.Employee suffered crushing injuries to his right leg, resulting in its amputation just above the knee. His left leg suffered multiple fractures as it was pulled down between the rollers and the table. The employee was transported to Riverside County Hospital Medical Center where he was hospitalized for a period of 4 weeks. He was in a rehab facility for an additional 3 weeks after release from the hospital. The employer was cited serious accident related violations for ?3203 (a) (7), and ?4206(a).Rolling press table
Keywords: press, leg, caught in, truss, construction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1254411.015 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation Not Listed

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