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Inspection: 125885319 - La Paz Plastering, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 125885319Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 12/16/2003

La Paz Plastering, Inc.
11920 Amargosa
Victorville, CA 92392
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1742/Plastering, Drywall, Acoustical, and Insulation Work
NAICS: 238310/Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Mailing: 11024 Balboa Blvd, Suite 430, Granada Hills, CA 91344

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/13/2004
Close Case:09/13/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $5,260 $0 $16,060
Current Penalty $900 $0 $0 $1,050 $0 $1,950
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 04/13/2004 05/17/2004 $1,000 $5,000 $0 05/20/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 1509 A 04/13/2004 05/17/2004 $50 $85 $0 05/20/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 3328 B 04/13/2004 05/17/2004 $0 $175 $0 05/20/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Serious 3328 A 04/13/2004 05/06/2004 $900 $10,800 $0 05/20/2004 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201158425Event: 10/14/2003Employee Is Injured When Struck By A Hose
On October 14, 2003, an employee was operating a Mayco, Model PF-30, Serial Number 900110, plaster pump for plastering work for the construction of a new restaurant. A blockage somewhere in the plaster pumping system caused the pressure to increase in the line until the surge hose adaptor was explosively separated from the Part D coupler that secured the surge hose to the plaster pump's output pipe. This pump was capable of generating pressures of 750 to 1,000 lbs per square inch of pressure at the pump manifold and output pipe. The plaster pump's pressure relief safety valve had not been routinely serviced according to the manufacturer's operating manual and it did not function properly to safely release the increased system pressure. The employee was standing at the pump next to the output pipe trying to locate the line blockage when the hose suddenly came free and struck him in the lower left leg just above the ankle resulting in a compound fracture. The employee was hospitalized at Desert Valley Hospital.
Keywords: fracture, construction, hose, pressure piping, struck by, flying object, pump, mech malfunction, pressure release, ankle
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125885319 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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