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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307034116 - Pacific Rim Mechanical

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 307034116Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 06/28/2006

Pacific Rim Mechanical
9390 Town Center Dr
San Diego, CA 92121
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1711/Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning
NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Mailing: 7655 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/20/2006
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:07/21/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $185 $0 $18,185
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $450 $0 $450
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3280 12/20/2006 01/18/2007 $150 $185 $0 01/08/2007 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 02001 Other 1675 A 12/20/2006 01/18/2007 $300 $18,000 $0 01/08/2007 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201070257Event: 06/21/2006Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Ring Is Caught
At approximately 9:50 a.m. on June 21, 2006, Employee #1, a sheet metal foreman, was on the flat roof of a three-story office building being renovated performing work on an air handling unit. He had been using a ladder, but then put the ladder away. When he realized that he still needed to secure four screw knobs on the air handler's access panel, he stood on the narrow portion of a steel I-beam at the base of the air handler, approximately 28 in. off the walking surface of the roof. The knobs were 8 ft, 8 in. above the roof surface. He reached up and held himself in place with his left hand and used his right hand to close the knobs. As Employee #1 finished, he lost his balance, and his wedding ring became caught on the exposed sheet metal edge of the access panel. As he fell, this finger was amputated. Employee #1 was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital, where he underwent surgery to repair the finger.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, repair, roof, finger, ring, caught by, lost balance, work surface, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307034116 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Sheet metal workers

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