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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126177856 - Florence Car Wash

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 126177856Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 04/18/2002

Florence Car Wash
1662 E Florence Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7542/Carwashes

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/07/2002
Close Case:09/13/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101051506    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 9 12
Current Violations 3 9 12
Initial Penalty $24,860 $0 $0 $2,505 $0 $27,365
Current Penalty $13,985 $0 $0 $450 $0 $14,435
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 06/07/2002 06/26/2002 $75 $335 $0 07/11/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 23400016 A 06/07/2002 06/26/2002 $75 $335 $0 07/11/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 23400021 06/07/2002 06/26/2002 $75 $335 $0 07/11/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 23400022 C 06/07/2002 06/26/2002 $75 $335 $0 07/11/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Other 3328 G 06/07/2002 06/26/2002 $75 $335 $0 07/11/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006 Other 3364 D 06/07/2002 06/26/2002 $75 $165 $0 07/11/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01007 Other 3366 D 06/07/2002 06/26/2002 $0 $165 $0 07/11/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 01008 Other 3366 E 06/07/2002 06/26/2002 $0 $165 $0 07/11/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 01009 Other 3314 F 06/07/2002 06/26/2002 $0 $335 $0 07/11/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 02001 Serious 23400023 06/07/2002 06/19/2002 $1,350 $5,060 $0 07/11/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 03001 Serious 3314 A 06/07/2002 06/19/2002 $12,500 $15,750 $0 07/11/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 04001 Serious 4070 A 06/07/2002 06/19/2002 $135 $4,050 $0 07/11/2002 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201056306Event: 04/16/2002Employee'S Left Hand Made Contact With Moving Chain
At approximately 12:35 p.m. on April 16, 2002, Employee #1 was working at the rear tunnel of the car wash when one of the sensors on the machine stopped working correctly. Employee went to the controls located at the front of the tunnel and turned off the machine. Employee went back to the rear of the tunnel and opened the cover that was located on the floor and attempted to adjust the sensor switch that controls the polish and soap for the car wash. The sensor was positioned next to the chain and sprocket. As Employee #1 was adjusting the sensor switch, a coworker at the other end of the car wash tunnel turned on the control switch. The switch activated the movement of the car wash and the rotation of the chain and sprocket. Employee #1's supervisor, who was in another building at the time, was notified of what was happening, went to the detail room and shut of the main circuit breaker to deactivate the car wash. Employee was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a partial amputation of the second and third right fingers. The accident was caused by not completely locking out or blocking out to ensure Employee #1 was not exposed to the hazard of the moving chain and sprocket drive.
Keywords: chain, amputated, finger, control lever, lockout, circuit breaker, sprocket
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126177856 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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