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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307167627 - Southern California Edison

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 307167627Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 02/22/2006

Southern California Edison
1371 Monterey Pass Rd
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3612/Power, Distribution, and Specialty Transformers
NAICS: 335311/ Power, Distribution, and Specialty Transformer Manufacturing
Mailing: 14660 Chestnut Ave, Westminster, CA 92683

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/24/2006
Close Case:11/05/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101059582    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22,500
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3944 A 04/24/2006 05/04/2006 $18,000 $22,500 $0 05/31/2006 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202452173Event: 02/17/2006Employee'S Hand Contact Fan Blade, Amputates Thumb
At approximately 1:20 p.m. on February 17, 2006, Employee #1, an apprentice electrician, and a coworker were performing maintenance on a 16,000-volt circuit breaker. The employees noticed that two fans on Bank Number 1 were not functioning. The guard on the fan was made of 0.25 in. diameter steel and had an approximately 5.375 in. by 1.5 in. opening. The fan tip to the guard's outer perimeter was 0.75 in., whereas the fan tip to the guard's outer face had a 1.75 in. measurement. . Employee #1 decided to gather nameplate date information on one of the transformer fans. The coworker went to obtain a pad of paper, so as to write down the retrieved information. As Employee #1 ascended the ladder, he inadvertently slid his left hand under the transformer cooling fan guard and his thumb made contact with the rotating fan blade. The fan blade amputated his thumb. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center where he was treated for his injuries and hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, electrician, ladder, slip, electrical work, thumb, circuit breaker, transformer
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307167627 Hospitalized injury Amputation Electricians' apprentices

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