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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125596635 - Jeffrey Novack General Contractor Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office

Nr: 125596635Report ID: 0950615Open Date: 05/03/2000

Jeffrey Novack General Contractor Inc
4992 Ranch Road
Tiburon, CA 94920
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1521/General Contractors-Single-Family Houses
Mailing: 10 Lockton Lane, Novato, CA 94945

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/03/2000
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:01/25/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $2,700 $0 $0 $150 $0 $2,850
Current Penalty $2,025 $0 $0 $150 $0 $2,175
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 05/08/2000 05/11/2000 $150 $150 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 1632 J 05/08/2000 05/11/2000 $2,025 $2,700 $0 05/22/2000 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170843940Event: 05/02/2000Employee'S Fingertips Amputated In Circular Saw
Employee #1 was using a Skill Mag 77 circular saw to rip shims from a 2 by 6 for use in construction of a round bay window. He was squatting with his back to the radius wall of the window and was using another board on the floor as a support for the piece of wood being cut. Employee #1 was trying to stabilize himself or to stand up when he lost his balance and his left hand struck the moving blade. He lacerated his index finger and amputated his middle and ring fingers to the first joint. Employee #1's squatting position was not stable or appropriate for using a portable power saw.
Keywords: portable power tool, amputated, finger, work rules, struck against, construction, circular saw, laceration, lost balance, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125596635 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenter apprentices

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