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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 7
Current Violations 7 7
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $7,200 $0 $7,200
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $7,200 $0 $7,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 14300029 B03 11/03/2006 12/05/2006 $275 $275 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 342 A 11/03/2006 12/05/2006 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 1509 A 11/03/2006 12/05/2006 $275 $275 $0 -
  4. 01004 Other 1509 A 11/03/2006 12/05/2006 $550 $550 $0 -
  5. 01005 Other 1512 B 11/03/2006 12/05/2006 $275 $275 $0 -
  6. 01006 Other 1524 A04 11/03/2006 12/05/2006 $275 $275 $0 -
  7. 01007 Other 1593 K 11/03/2006 12/05/2006 $550 $550 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202444006 Event: 06/09/2006Employee Amputates Finger As Rope Is Caught In Backhoe Tire
At approximately 7:56 a.m. on June 9, 2006, Employee #1 was laying pipe at the site of a new house under construction in Victorville, CA. His employer was a trenching and excavation contractor engaged in laying main and other water lines at new development job site. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 and his coworker, a backhoe operator, tied a bundle of twenty PVC sprinkler pipes, each of them 1 inch in diameter and 20 feet long, to the left cab handle of a Ford New Holland Model LB75b backhoe excavator. They used a long 0.5-inch diameter nylon rope with its one end loosely hanging on the ground to attach the bundle. After the bundle was secure, the backhoe operator walked around the backhoe, climbed into the cab, and started its engine, while Employee #1 was standing on the ground. The operator checked with Employee #1 and began driving in reverse, at which time Employee #1 tried to grab the loosely hanging end of the nylon rope by wrapping it around the index finger of his right hand. The nylon rope got caught under the moving left front tire and severed Employee #1's finger. Employee #1 was taken to the Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA, for treatment. He was there for six hours while surgery was performed, but he was not hospitalized. He was a regular employee of the employer.
Keywords: amputated, rope, finger, caught by, construction, pipe, backhoe, backing up, tire
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125942904 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers

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