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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 301335378 - Vermax Inc. Dba Century Cast Products

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 301335378Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 05/20/2005

Vermax Inc. Dba Century Cast Products
1239 E Franklin Ave
Pomona, CA 91766
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3281/Cut Stone and Stone Products
NAICS: 327991/Cut Stone and Stone Product Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/13/2005
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/27/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362497968    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,750 $0 $5,750
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,750 $0 $5,750
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 06/20/2005 07/18/2005 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3328 C 06/20/2005 07/18/2005 $750 $750 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201799418Event: 05/11/2005Employee'S Arm Cut By Grinder
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on May 11, 2005, Employee #1 was operating a portable angle grinder, grinding plastic-resin parts on sinks and bathtubs in order to smooth the edges. The grinder being used by Employee #1 had a particular button that was to be kept depressed in order to operate. Releasing the button automatically stopped the grinder wheel from revolving. Employee #1 placed the grinder on a surface and released the operating button after grinding a wall. Employee #1 observed the grinder wheel continuously revolving without him depressing the operating button. Employee #1 observed the operating button was jammed in the depressed position. He then tapped the button a few times in an attempt to get the button to pop up. Employee #1 did not unplug the grinder before attempting this. Employee #1's tapping on the grinder caused the grinder to fall off the surface toward him. Employee #1 attempted to dodge the falling grinder but it made contact with his left lower arm. He sustained lacerations to his lower left arm, including lacerations to arteries and tendons, which required hospitalization.
Keywords: grinder, wheel, tendon, laceration, arm, artery, machine--misc
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301335378 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Grinding, abrading, buffing & polishing mach. op's

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