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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,350 $0 $5,350
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $3,950 $0 $3,950
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 10/10/2011 10/13/2011 $3,600 $5,000 $0 10/20/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Other 3704 10/10/2011 10/13/2011 $350 $350 $0 10/20/2011 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202543179 Event: 04/12/2011Employee'S Finger Tip Is Amputated By Falling Chipper Tongue
At 12:40 p.m. on April 12, 2011, Employee #1 and coworkers were working for a landscape company that had been hired to clear all vegetation from an empty lot in Santa Monica, CA, where a new apartment building was to be built. They were using a Vermeer Model Number 1000 Wood chipper to grind the waste. The jack on the front of the chipper had been stripped that morning, when the employee's hooked it up, and the truck needed to go the landfill. Employee #1 and a coworker attempted to lift the tongue of the chipper and set it on some concrete blocks to hold it, while they switched trucks. As they set the tongue on the blocks, the blocks broke. The tongue fell to the ground and pinched off the tip of Employee #1's left middle finger. An inspector for Santa Monica Building and Safety reported the accident to Cal/OSHA on the same day that it happened.
Keywords: amputated, blocks, finger, caught between, chipper, unstable surface, falling object, jack
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300874278 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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