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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126189000 - Kwh Pipe California Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 126189000Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 10/24/2002

Kwh Pipe California Corp.
742 Industrial Way
Shafter, CA 93263
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3084/Plastics Pipe
NAICS: 326122/Plastics Pipe and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/02/2002
Close Case:08/11/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
Current Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3328 G 12/16/2002 12/19/2002 $12,600 $18,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201114675Event: 09/22/2002Employee Injured By Chain Saw Kickback
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on September 22, 2002, Employee #1 of KWH Pipe California Corporation was operating a chain saw at the company production area cutting a large diameter pipe. During the cutting process the chain saw kicked back and struck the employee in the face. The employee was wearing a face shield and hard hat which were knocked off. Employee #1 sustained serious laceration above the right eye and nose. He was transported by emergency personnel to Mercy Hospital, Bakersfield where he was admitted for treatment.
Keywords: kick back, chain saw, forehead, laceration, pipe, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126189000 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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