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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300814332 - University Of California Santa Barbara

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Ventura

Nr: 300814332Report ID: 0950645Open Date: 02/20/2003

University Of California Santa Barbara
Santa Ynez Housing Maintenance Yard
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 8021/Offices and Clinics of Dentists
NAICS: 621210/Offices of Dentists
Mailing: Ucsb - Environmental Health & Safety, Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/22/2003
Close Case:10/24/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $18,750
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $18,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B02 05/05/2003 05/12/2003 $375 $375 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3314 H03 05/05/2003 05/12/2003 $375 $375 $0 -
  3. 02001 Serious 3314 A 05/05/2003 05/12/2003 $18,000 $18,000 $0 05/27/2003 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201096393Event: 02/04/2003Employee Injures Finger In Sewer Cleaning Machine
At approximately 9:50 a.m. on February 4, 2003, Employee #1, a skilled trades mechanic with UCSB Santa Barbara, had installed a 70 ft sewer snake cable on the drum of a Spartan 100 sewer cleaning machine, and was aligning the splines of the drum and the machine to install the drum. He plugged the machine into electrical wall outlet and activated the foot control two or three times to move the machine splines. On the approximate fourth activation, the machine speed suddenly increased and Employee #1 surmises the drum must have been thrown forward. His finger became caught between the drum and the bar that supports the power cable feed in the front of the machine. Employee #1 was hospitalized for partial amputation of his right middle finger. Two citations were issued for failure to document lockout/tagout training and for failure to certify periodic inspections of the energy control procedures.
Keywords: sewer, amputated, finger, cleaning, drum, foot control, mechanic, lockout, caught between
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300814332 Hospitalized injury Amputation Specified mechanics and repairers

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