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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125829796 - Sierra Pacific Industries

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 125829796Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 03/18/2005

Sierra Pacific Industries
36336 Hwy 299e
Burney, CA 96013
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2421/Sawmills and Planing Mills, General
NAICS: 321113/Sawmills
Mailing: Po Box 2677, Burney, CA 96013

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/18/2005
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/22/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $37,150 $0 $0 $0 $0 $37,150
Current Penalty $20,700 $0 $0 $300 $0 $21,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A07 C 08/16/2005 09/02/2005 $300 $5,400 $0 08/31/2005 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 02001 Serious 4002 A 08/16/2005 08/19/2005 $2,700 $6,750 $0 08/31/2005 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 03001 Serious 3314 C 08/16/2005 09/09/2005 $18,000 $25,000 $0 08/31/2005 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201177409Event: 02/28/2005Employee'S Arm Is Burned And Amputated In Planer
On February 28, 2005, an employee of a sawmill was cleaning pitch off the out feed rolls on the planer. The employee was using a chisel to scrape pitch off the out feed roll. He had the out feed roll running as he cleaned the pitch from the surface of the roll. The employee used diesel to help remove the pitch. He used a cloth rag to remove the excess diesel from the roll surface. The employee's left arm was pulled into the space below the running out feed roll. The employee received third degree friction burns from the turning roll. The employee's left arm had to be amputated below his elbow due to the damage caused by the burns. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, amputated, planing machine, lockout, caught between, sawmill, arm
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125829796 Hospitalized injury Amputation Wood lathe, routing, and planing machine operators

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