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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $200 $0 $200
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $200 $0 $200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A07 F 08/09/2002 08/27/2002 $200 $200 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201065000 Event: 03/15/2002Employee'S Finger Amputated After Being Crushed
On March 15, 2002, Employee #1 was working alone as an irrigator attempting to remove a "tapon", or gate, against a head of water in a 2.5-ft high irrigation canal. Employee #1 was on the west side of the canal and reached down to pull the gate with his left and right hands. His left hand pulled from the back, or the dry side of the gate, near where the edge of the gate meets the canal wall. As he began lifting the gate, the fingers of his left hand slid under the edge of the gate which normally seals with the wall of the canal. Employee #1 lost his grip with his right hand, and the gate fell back onto his left hand and crushed the tip of his left ring finger. Employee #1 drove himself to the employment facility and was taken to the local hospital, where the tip of his left ring finger was amputated to the first joint.
Keywords: amputated, canal, finger, crushed, irrigation equipment, lost control
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300790060 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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