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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125955427 - Ganahl Lumber

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 125955427Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 12/10/2004

Ganahl Lumber
1275 S Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5211/Lumber and Other Building Materials Dealers
NAICS: 444110/Home Centers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/05/2005
Close Case:07/09/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362470726    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 342 A 05/05/2005 05/10/2005 $0 $5,000 $0 06/06/2005 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201146388Event: 11/10/2004Employee Is Struck By Tip Of Saw Blade And Is Hospitaized
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on November 10, 2004, an employee of a lumber and home improvement center was cutting a 5 ft by 5 ft, 0.75-in.-thick plywood sheet into squares with a table saw. As the work proceeded, a piece of the carbide tip flew off the guarded blade and went underneath the employee's face shield. The metal piece embedded itself in the right side of his throat next to the carotid artery. The employee underwent surgery to remove the metal. He was released from the hospital two days later. The blade was new, having been in use for only one day. Bairco Saw Works manufactured it.
Keywords: throat, guard, rotating knife, saw, struck by, artery, flying object, blade, table saw
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125955427 Hospitalized injury Puncture Sales workers, hardware and building supplies

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