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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1352563.015 - Duracorp Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 1352563.015Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 10/11/2018

Duracorp Llc
2660 Vista Pacific Drnull
Oceanside, CA 92056
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 327320/Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
Mailing: 2664 Vista Pacific Drnull, Oceanside, CA 92056

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/22/2019
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1386689    
Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $25,200 $0 $0 $825 $0 $26,025
Current Penalty $25,200 $0 $0 $825 $0 $26,025
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(B)(2) 03/22/2019 04/25/2019 $275 $275 $0 04/12/2019 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Other 3314(L) 03/22/2019 04/25/2019 $550 $550 $0 04/12/2019 C - Contested
  3. 02001 Serious 3314(G) 03/22/2019 04/11/2019 $10,800 $10,800 $0 04/12/2019 C - Contested
  4. 03001 Serious 3314(C) 03/22/2019 04/11/2019 $14,400 $14,400 $0 04/12/2019 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 114674.015Event: 09/25/2018Employee'S Hand Is Crushed By Cement Mixer Machine
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on September 25, 2018, Employee # 1 had finished mixi ng cement for the day. He was cleaning the inside of a marion mixer that was not deenergized, mechanically blocked, or locked out to prevent inadvertent movemen t, or release of stored energy during cleaning. The mixer's paddles were in the way, so Employee # 1 hit start and stop quickly so the machine would cycle the paddles out of the way. He reached in to remove the excess cement mix with his right hand. Since the machine was still energized, it continued to cycle and a paddle caught and crushed Employee # 1's left hand. Two coworkers (Coworker #1 and #2) heard Employee # 1 yell out in pain, asking for help. Coworker #2 went to help Employee # 1 turn the paddle to free his hand. Coworker #1 notified the main office of the incident and management called for emergency medical service s. The factors that contributed to the accident were failure to properly deener gize and mechanically block off the marion cement mixing machine. Employee # 1 s uffered left hand fractures and lacerations which required surgery and hospitali zation from September 25, 2018 to September 28, 2018. The job site is a one sto ry cement mix production facility. The site employer is in the business of mixin g custom cement products used for custom concrete work. The activity related to the accident investigation was cleaning the concrete mix that gets stuck inside the walls of the marion mixer. The employer was in compliance of the eight hou r reporting requirement by notifying the Division on September 25, 2018 at 7:18 p.m. DOSH arrived at the site on October 11, 2018.
Keywords: cement powder, cementing, cleaning, concrete, crushed, energized, fracture, hand, laceration, lockout, lockout/tagout, mixer, mixer blade, start button, stop switch
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1352563.015 Hospitalized injury Mixing and blending machine operators

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