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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126068154 - Shultz Steel Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 126068154Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 03/02/1999

Shultz Steel Company
5321 Firestone Bl
South Gate, CA 90280
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3312/Steel Works, Blast Furnaces (Including Coke Ovens), and Rolling Mills
Mailing: 5321 Firestone Bl, South Gate, CA 90280

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/02/1999
Close Case:07/23/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201052255Event: 01/25/1999Employees Hand Fractured When Caught Under Heavy Load
At approximately 6:45 p.m. on January 25, 1999, Employee #1 was working in the hand grinder area of the conditioning department. He was setting up to grind a metal part weighing approximately 420 pounds. He signaled the forklift operator to bring in a piece and the operator drove the part into the grinding booth towards the bench and a 36-in. wooden pallet used as a stand. Employee #1 was holding the pallet up on its end with his left hand on top as the driver dropped the metal piece from its mast. Employee #1's hand was caught and his left middle and index finger were fractured and he received a contusion on his left hand. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: grinder, fracture, finger, caught between, crushed, grinding room, hand, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126068154 Hospitalized injury Fracture Precision grinders, fitters and tool sharpeners

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