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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307160226 - Louise Gelber Dba French Court Management

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 307160226Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 02/23/2004

Louise Gelber Dba French Court Management
515 S Baldwin Ave #C
Arcadia, CA 91007
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 6531/Real Estate Agents and Managers
NAICS: 531311/Residential Property Managers
Mailing: 1225 Rancho Rd, Arcadia, CA 91006

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/08/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:07/06/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $19,800 $0 $0 $5,350 $0 $25,150
Current Penalty $10,980 $0 $0 $5,050 $0 $16,030
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 07/08/2004 08/14/2004 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3203 A 07/08/2004 08/14/2004 $50 $350 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 4322 07/08/2004 08/14/2004 $90 $3,150 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 03001 Serious 4307 A 07/08/2004 08/14/2004 $90 $3,150 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 04001 Serious 4307 B 07/08/2004 08/14/2004 $10,800 $13,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201058393Event: 02/12/2004Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Portable Power Saw
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on February 12, 2004, Employee #1, a handyman with French Court Management (an apartment management company), was assigned to repair a badly damaged apartment. He was using a metal grinder (Makita N9514B, equipped with a Makita carbide blade for wood) that had been modified to function as a portable power driven circular saw, to cut plywood from a sub-floor to evaluate the damage done by water leaks. While using the power tool, something splashed his face. He pulled the tool out of the plywood and rubbed his face, but his eyes had gotten irritated by the fumes. While he was blindly trying to locate the "On/Off" switch to turn off the tool, his right hand came in contact with the moving blade. He sustained partial amputation of the ring and middle fingers of his right hand. A neighbor of the apartment drove him to Arcadia Methodist Hospital, where he was hospitalized, treated and released the day after the accident. The casual factor leading to the accident was Employee #1 modifying the metal grinder into an unguarded portable power saw.
Keywords: eye, portable power tool, maintenance, amputated, struck against, saw, blade, unguarded, blind reaching
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307160226 Hospitalized injury Amputation Painters, construction and maintenance

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