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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,120 $0 $6,120
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,120 $0 $6,120
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 04/12/2007 05/30/2007 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3203 A04 04/12/2007 05/30/2007 $750 $750 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 3314 H03 04/12/2007 05/30/2007 $185 $185 $0 -
  4. 01004 Other 3668 D02 04/12/2007 05/30/2007 $185 $185 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201070612 Event: 01/10/2007Worker Amputates Finger Caught On Heavy Metal Grating
At approximately 3:10 p.m. on January 10, 2007, a mechanic at the Central Utility Plant at the University of California, San Diego campus, was lifting and removing a metal deck grate. He wanted to gain access to a compressor in the Steam Turbine pump pit in the Central Utility Plant. The grate weighed approximately 80 lbs. and was rectangular, measuring 5 ft by 7 ft. The mechanic straddled the deck grating and placed his fingers through the holes in the grate to lift it. As he lifted the grate, he caught his middle finger on it, and sheared off the tip of his left middle finger. He amputated his finger down to the end of the fingernail. The mechanic was taken to the UCSD Hospital, where they were unable to reattach his severed finger. The employee did not require hospitalization.
Keywords: amputated, finger, mechanic, caught by, grating, caught between, manual mat handling, hand tool, sheared
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125945071 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Power plant operators

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