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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,925 $0 $0 $450 $0 $3,375
Current Penalty $2,925 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,925
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 5006 A 02/24/2006 03/15/2006 $450 $450 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 4954 A 02/24/2006 03/15/2006 $2,925 $2,925 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201167319 Event: 09/13/2005Employee'S Hand Crushed By Outrigger As Derrick Overturns
At 2:45 p.m. on September 13, 2005, Employee #1 and coworkers were replacing wooden utility poles for a contractor of Southern California Edison. The foreman was moving a mini-derrick out of the yard of a private residence in Inglewood, CA, where it had been set up to change the pole. The outriggers on the right side became jammed and as the foreman was moving the boom to the left to release them, derrick tipped over. The right rear outrigger swung toward the derrick's frame, crushing Employee #1's hand and amputating his left little finger. He was transported to Centinela Freeman Hospital in Los Angeles, where he was admitted for treatment. The foreman had been operating the boom without fully extending the two left outrigger arms, contrary to the manufacturer's instructions.
Keywords: derrick, amputated, outrigger, finger, construction, jammed, caught between, hand, overturn, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126151810 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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