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Inspection: 300893906 - Sf-Puc, Water Pollution Control Division

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Francisco

Nr: 300893906Report ID: 0950611Open Date: 10/02/2003

Sf-Puc, Water Pollution Control Division
3000 Great Highway
San Francisco, CA 94116
Union Status: Union
SIC: 8711/Engineering Services
NAICS: 541330/Engineering Services
Mailing: 750 Phelps Street, San Francisco, CA 94124

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/22/2003
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/29/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $300 $0 $300
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $300 $0 $300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3314 F 04/15/2004 04/20/2004 $300 $300 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201181971Event: 09/26/2003Employee'S Finger Is Amputated In Chain And Sprocket
At approximately 7:50 a.m. on September 26, 2003, Employee #1 was with a crew inspecting bar screen rakes and chain as part of post-repair equipment start-up at Westside Pump Station. The work crew had a pre-job briefing on safety regarding the dangers of moving machinery parts and barricading around running machinery. Two coworkers were downstairs inspecting the chain as it ran and were in communication with Employee #1 and another coworker, who were operating the controls by running the bar screen forward or backward when requested by the crew downstairs. There were rails around the exposed moving parts of bar screen before the accident. While he was inspecting the chain, Employee #1 noticed some loose cotter pins. He removed a portion of the barricade to look at other pins. As he stood back up, he raised his left hand and the tip of his finger was caught between the chain and sprocket. Employee #1 was treated at Kaiser Hospital for an amputated finger. The accident investigation revealed the accident could have been avoided if Employee #1 had not removed the barricade railing.
Keywords: chain, amputated, guardrail, barrier guard, finger, work rules, caught between, sprocket, pumping station
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300893906 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Power plant operators

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