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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300791928 - Westgate Hotel

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 300791928Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 11/06/2002

Westgate Hotel
1055 2nd Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7011/Hotels and Motels

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/21/2003
Close Case:02/02/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,125 $0 $1,125
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,125 $0 $1,125
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 04/25/2003 05/28/2003 $375 $375 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3314 A 04/25/2003 05/28/2003 $750 $750 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201065919Event: 10/26/2002Employee'S Thumb Amputated While Cleaning Laundry Press
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on October 26, 2002, a maintenance technician of Westgate Hotel, was servicing an industrial-size ironing machine in the basement. The employee exposed the chain drive of the machine in order to lubricate it. However, he failed to ensure that the power was disengaged. His hand got caught in the in-running chain and gear drive during the service operation, amputating part of his right thumb. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: chain, maintenance, amputated, thumb, lockout, caught between, gear, ironing machine
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300791928 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations

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