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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $275 $0 $14,675
Current Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $275 $0 $14,675
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 04/24/2003 04/29/2003 $275 $275 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3329 D 04/24/2003 04/29/2003 $14,400 $14,400 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201156668 Event: 10/25/2002Employee Struck On Knee With Blow Gun
At approximately noon on October 25, 2002, an employee, of Utility Conduit Systems, (USC) Corona, California, suffered a fracture to his left leg while working on a residential construction project. The employee was using a blowgun to "shoot" a "bullet" and mandrel with rope attached down a 5 ft-diameter underground utility conduit pipeline, that was 300 feet in length. The bullet and mandrel stopped short of the exit because of water blockage. The employee shut off the air pressure to the pipe and did not remove the blowgun from the pipe before air pressure bled off. Employee removed the blowgun from the pipe; backpressure blew the blowgun off the pipe. The blowgun struck the employee in his left leg above his knee. Paramedics transported the injured employee to Menifee Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, California where he was treated and hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: knee, air pressure, fracture, rope, air conditioner, conduit, construction, pipeline, leg, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300860228 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Supervisors, n.e.c.

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