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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307027458 - Granite Construction Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 307027458Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 02/17/2004

Granite Construction Company
2095 Old Highway 111
El Centro, CA 92243
Union Status: Union
SIC: 5032/Brick, Stone, and Related Construction Materials
NAICS: 423320/ Brick, Stone, and Related Construction Material Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/06/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:07/09/2008
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $750 $0 $750
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 1509 A 07/12/2004 07/29/2004 $0 $750 $0 08/02/2004 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201067485Event: 01/26/2004Employee'S Fingers Fractured While Cleaning Cement Chute
On January 26, 2004, an employee, Cement Mixer Driver, was washing down a cement chute of Ready Mix Concrete Truck Number 901. The cement chute was a trough that allowed the cement to flow out of the mixer. The chute was being washed down by a hose and water in order to clean the chute free of cement. Because there was a lot of cement build-up on the chute hinge, the employee attempted to remove the chute but one side of the hinge got caught. The other side of the hinge released and the employee lost his balance. The employee had one hand on the side of the chute and his left hand on the end of the chute. When the hinge released, the chute extended and pinched the employee's left hand in a point between the chute and the upper section of the chute. The employee cut and fractured his middle finger, index, and ring finger. His left index finger was originally fractured and dislocated, and due to poor circulation, this finger tip had to be medically amputated, 10 days after the initial injury. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, amputated, concrete truck, finger, caught between, industrial truck, lost balance
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307027458 Hospitalized injury Amputation Truck drivers, heavy

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