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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125900936 - Ganahl Lumber

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 125900936Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 05/12/1995

Ganahl Lumber
1220 E Ball Rd
Anaheim, CA 92805
Union Status: Union
SIC: 5211/Lumber and Other Building Materials Dealers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/08/1995
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/02/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $450 $0 $450
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $450 $0 $450
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3328 E 10/27/1995 11/01/1995 $450 $450 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170587174Event: 05/01/1995Employee Paralyzed When Struck In Head By Flying Crank
Employee #1 had installed a new or different cutting head in a Mattison 226 moulding machine, used to produce finished wood moulding of various patterns for the building industry. Employee #1 used a metal machine crank that slips over the end of the spindle screw or shaft to adjust and set up the new cutting head. The crank should have been removed before starting the machine, but Employee #1 neglected to do so. When he pushed the START button, the crank flew off and struck him in the head. He received serious injuries and was taken to UCI Medical Center. He has since been transferred to Daniel Freeman Hospital's brain injury unit. Employee #1 is able to speak, but his speech is limited and he is paralyzed from the neck down.
Keywords: head, paralysis, molding machine, work rules, struck by, flying object, set up, brain
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125900936 Hospitalized injury Concussion Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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