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Inspection: 1254567.015 - Petro Chemical Material Inovation

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 1254567.015Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 08/03/2017

Petro Chemical Material Inovation
4242 Santa Ana St
South Gate, CA 90280
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 327320/Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
Mailing: 4242 Santa Ana St, South Gate, CA 90280

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/02/2018
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 2 7
Current Violations 5 2 7
Initial Penalty $71,210 $0 $0 $1,135 $0 $72,345
Current Penalty $71,210 $0 $0 $1,135 $0 $72,345
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) 02/02/2018 03/09/2018 $485 $485 $0 03/02/2018 -
  2. 01002 Other 3314(L)(2) 02/02/2018 03/09/2018 $650 $650 $0 03/02/2018 -
  3. 02001 Serious 3314(C) 02/02/2018 $20,250 $20,250 $0 03/02/2018 -
  4. 03001 Serious 3383(A) 02/02/2018 02/21/2018 $11,700 $11,700 $0 03/02/2018 -
  5. 04001 Serious 3384(B) 02/02/2018 02/21/2018 $11,700 $11,700 $0 03/02/2018 -
  6. 05001 Serious 3999(B) 02/02/2018 $20,250 $20,250 $0 03/02/2018 -
  7. 06001 Serious 3942(A) 02/02/2018 $7,310 $7,310 $0 03/02/2018 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 102716.015Event: 08/03/2017Employee Loses Arm When Pulled Through Conveyor Tail Pulley
At 7:30 a.m. on August 3, 2017, Employee #1, a RPME mixer operator, was working alone, feeding rock from the units hopper to the M-4 mixing tank by the use of the unit's conveyor belt. As the work continued, the employee noticed that the conveyor belt was beginning to come off the track. He left his work position at the unit's work station adjacent to the mixing tank, and went to the rear of the conveyor belt, in the immediate area of the conveyor belts tail pulley. Employee #1 bent down to access the conveyors moving belt and placed his right hand on the underside of the moving belt. His right gloved hand got stuck on the belt, and his hand and arm moved in the direction of the conveyor belt's unguarded tail pulley. Employee #1s right forearm came in contact with the frame of the conveyor belt tail pulley and snapped his right arm off just below the elbow. The employee was able to get to his feet and run into plant's control room seeking assistance. Upon being notified of the accident, management called emergency services. Immediate first aid was performed and the employee was transported to a nearby hospital, where he underwent surgery that included the removal of his right arm.
Keywords: pulley, amputated, arm, conveyor belt, hand, lockout, glove, conveyor, caught in
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1254567.015 Hospitalized injury Amputation Mixing and blending machine operators

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