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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125969030 - Hawthorne Machinery Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 125969030Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 11/09/2005

Hawthorne Machinery Company
1455 Citrus St
Riverside, CA 92507
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5082/Construction and Mining (Except Petroleum) Machinery and Equipment
NAICS: 423810/Construction and Mining (except Oil Well) Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 16945 Camino San Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/12/2006
Close Case:07/24/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,700 $0 $1,700
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $350 $0 $350
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 3314 G 01/12/2006 02/17/2006 $0 $850 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3314 H 01/12/2006 02/07/2006 $350 $850 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202441929Event: 09/20/2005Employee Amputates Thumb While Changing Tire
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on September 20, 2005, Employee #1, a service technician, was installing a new caster wheel assembly on the reach truck (a Caterpillar, Model Number NRR40). While holding the assembly with his right hand, he lined its stud to the mounting hole on the bottom of the truck frame. He then lowered truck using a lift jack. Employee #1's right thumb was caught in between the truck frame and the top of the caster wheel's housing. Employee #1 drove himself to a medical center. At the medical center, he received medical attention for the right distal thumb amputation, and was discharged on the same day.
Keywords: amputated, mechanic, thumb, caught between, tilt-frame hoist, jack, tire
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125969030 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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