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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 301333167 - Heppner Hardwoods Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 301333167Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 07/27/2004

Heppner Hardwoods Inc.
555 W. Danlee St.
Azusa, CA 91702
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2431/Millwork
NAICS: 321911/Wood Window and Door Manufacturing
Mailing: 555 W. Danlee St., Azusa, CA 91702

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/15/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:02/05/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 1 6
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $30,480 $0 $0 $485 $0 $30,965
Current Penalty $6,750 $0 $0 $485 $0 $7,235
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A07 01/11/2005 02/13/2005 $485 $485 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 4318 A 01/11/2005 01/21/2005 $2,250 $4,385 $0 08/05/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 3578 G 01/11/2005 01/21/2005 $2,250 $2,925 $0 08/05/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 04001 Serious 4310 A 01/11/2005 01/21/2005 $2,250 $4,385 $0 08/05/2005 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 5. 05001 Serious 4301 C 01/11/2005 01/21/2005 $0 $4,385 $0 08/05/2005 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 6. 06001 Serious 4301 D 01/11/2005 01/21/2005 $0 $14,400 $0 08/05/2005 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201798824Event: 07/15/2004Employee Using Saw Is Impaled By Kicked Back Wood Scrap
At approximately 6:20 a.m. on July 15, 2004, Employee #1, a machine operator, was ripping lumber using a circular rip saw. The hood guard was adjusted at approximately 1.5 in. above the table and the front and back anti-kickback fingers were in place. Employee #1 was standing right in front of the blade, on the feeding side. The lumber being ripped was approximately 10-ft long, 2-in. to 3-in. wide, and approximately 1-in. thick. Employee #1 was cutting them to a width of 0.9375 in. However, because the width of the lumber is not uniform, the sides must be trimmed. During the process of trimming the sides, waste portion of the lumber broke and two pieces of wood kicked back. One piece hit Employee #1 on the buckle of his belt and the other piece of wood impaled him in his pelvic area. Employee #1 suffered a puncture wound and was hospitalized.
Keywords: kick back, abdomen, impaled, circular saw, puncture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301333167 Hospitalized injury Puncture Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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