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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126007327 - Harvey Cole & Robert Boourgeois Dba Waterworld

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 126007327Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 08/03/1998

Harvey Cole & Robert Boourgeois Dba Waterworld
11271 San Gabriel Way
Valley Center, CA 92082
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 1408 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/28/1998
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/24/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361636772    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $150 $0 $0 $85 $0 $235
Current Penalty $150 $0 $0 $85 $0 $235
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1509 C 12/22/1998 12/28/1998 $85 $85 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 1509 A 12/22/1998 12/28/1998 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02001 Serious 1698 E01 01/08/1999 01/08/1999 $150 $150 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201061272Event: 07/30/1998Employee'S Fingers Amputated When Caught By Cement Mixer
On July 30, 1998, Waterworld was on site installing a fixed swimming pool. The operations were being conducted by Employee #1 and four other employees, including the company's two partners. The excavation for the pool had already been completed, and the employees were setting the concrete stairs for the pool. Employee #1 was mixing the concrete in a cement mixer, and was using both hands to push excess cement into the mixer. At that time another employee came over to Employee #1 and stated that Employee #1 should not place his hands in the mixer, and that he should use a water hose to hose down the cement. At this point, the mixing paddle rotated towards Employee #1, who had his hands in the mixer. The mixing paddle caught the employee's left hand middle and ring finger between the paddle and the side of the mixer and amputated his fingers. The middle finger was amputated up to the middle phalange, and the ring finger was amputated up to the distal phalange. The supervisors drove Employee #1 to Palomar Hospital, where he underwent surgery. The finger tips could not be reattached.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, caught by, concrete mixer, construction, cementing, pool, untrained
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126007327 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers

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