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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 304039647 - Rousseau Brothers, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Springfield

Nr: 304039647Report ID: 0112600Open Date: 01/30/2001

Rousseau Brothers, Inc.
Old Page Blvd. Off Page Blvd.
Springfield, MA 01119
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: 32 Wishing Well Way, West Springfield, MA 01089

Inspection Type:Complaint
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/26/2001
Emphasis: N:Trench, S:Amputations, S:ConstructionClose Case:04/03/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint200695625 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $525 $0 $0 $0 $0 $525
Current Penalty $263 $0 $0 $0 $0 $263
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 03/08/2001 03/16/2001 $263 $525 $0 A - Amendment

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200690352Event: 12/11/2000Employee Suffers Amputation Of Finger
On December 11, 2000, Employee #1 and another laborer were dismantling the cover of an existing manhole. The two laborers had secured a piece of metal (which looks like a railroad tie) using of a fabric sling. The metal piece was approximately 5 ft in length, weighed approximately 80-100 lbs, and was about 3-4 in. wide. The sling was attached to the bucket of the excavator. When the sling was lifted, the load apparently was uneven and swung to one side. Employee #1 was in the trench. He tried to stop it from swinging and got his left "pinky" finger crushed between the side of the shoring of the trench and the end of the load itself. His finger had to be amputated at the knuckle while he was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, crushed, excavator, sling, manhole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304039647 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers

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