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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300858362 - Ameron International Water Transmission Group

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 300858362Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 06/06/2002

Ameron International Water Transmission Group
12455 Arrow Route
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3272/Concrete Products, Except Block and Brick

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/25/2002
Close Case:07/12/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362453466    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $185 $0 $18,185
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $185 $0 $18,185
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 23400016 A 09/26/2002 10/10/2002 $185 $185 $0 10/30/2002 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 02001 Serious 4002 A 09/26/2002 10/10/2002 $18,000 $18,000 $0 10/30/2002 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201156551Event: 05/10/2002Employee'S Thumb Amputated When Caught In Tunnion Roller
At about 11:52 a.m. on May 10, 2002, Employee #1 was working on the Wheel-A-Brator line in the through-put department. Employee #1 was applying duct tape on a 40-in. by 40-ft concrete pipe to identify the sections of the pipe that are to remain uncoated before they go through the blaster and special coating process. While taping the pipe, Employee #1's left hand got caught between the pipe and the tunnion roller, a rubber wheel to guide the pipe, and pulled to the pinch points. Employee #1 sustained amputation of his left thumb and degloving on four fingers. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: wheel, blasting, amputated, thumb, roller--mach/part, caught between, coating operation, concrete pipe, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300858362 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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