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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125958140 - Western Industrial Management Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 125958140Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 05/16/1995

Western Industrial Management Inc
14515 Whittram Street
Fontana, CA 92335
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7361/Employment Agencies
Mailing: 3243 Arlington Avenue, Suite 204, Riverside, CA 92506

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/24/1995
Close Case:08/30/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $500 $0 $500
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
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A07 06/12/1995 06/15/1995 $0 $500 $0 06/29/1996 D - Govt Dismissed

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170591143Event: 03/13/1995Employee'S Finger Caught In Block Splitter
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on March 13, 1995, Employee #1, of Western Industrial Management, Inc., was a temporary employee working at Angelus Block Company, Fontana, CA, which manufactures concrete blocks for the construction industry. Blocks were being split to enable contractors to use half blocks to start and/or complete rows of block walls, and Employee #1 had been assigned to stack the split blocks on a pallet. A coworker was operating the concrete block splitting machine. Employee #1 convinced the coworker that they should switch job assignments to share the hard work. After the morning break, the two workers switched positions. Employee #1 was loading blocks onto the splitter when his hand became caught between the splitting head and the handle of the hoist. He pulled his hand back quickly, causing the skin and flesh to be pulled from between the first and second knuckles of his left index finger. His finger was amputated.
Keywords: loading, amputated, finger, work rules, caught between, abrasion, concrete block
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125958140 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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