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Inspection: 310200266 - E-Z Mix Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 310200266Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 02/25/2008

E-Z Mix Inc.
11450 W. Tuxford St.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5032/Brick, Stone, and Related Construction Materials
NAICS: 423320/ Brick, Stone, and Related Construction Material Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 11450 W. Tuxford St., Sun Valley, CA 91352

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/28/2008
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/26/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $365 $0 $16,565
Current Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $365 $0 $16,565
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3314 G 04/28/2008 05/12/2008 $365 $365 $0 05/09/2008 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 02001 Serious 4002 A 04/28/2008 05/12/2008 $16,200 $16,200 $0 05/09/2008 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202465951Event: 02/19/2008Employee Sustains Amputation When His Arm Is Caught
At approximately 12:30 p.m., on February 19, 2008, an employee was working for E-Z Mix, Inc., a firm that provided brick, stone, and related construction materials. Concert mixes and preblended cementitious products were manufactured at the facility where the accident occurred. The employee had been working for this company for about 14 years, performing the duties of a general laborer and welder. At the time of the accident, he was performing his daily duties. He was working within proximity of other onsite E-Z Mix, Inc. employees, including a supervisor. Using a scraping tool, he was cleaning accumulated sand off a conveyor's roller, when his left arm was caught between an unguarded idler drum and the belt of an inclined conveyor located in the production area. He sustained an amputation. He was transported to Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills, CA, where he was hospitalized for a few days. Interviews were conducted of the employee, his supervisor, and onsite employees. The investigation concluded that a violation of CCR Title 8 Section 4002(a), referencing CCR Title 8 Section 3999(b), was the cause of this accident. As a result, the Division issued a serious accident-related citation to the employer according to CCR Title 8 Section 4002(a), referencing CCR Title 8 Section 3999(b).
Keywords: amputated, cement powder, cleaning, welder, roller--mach/part, conveyor, arm, nip point, conveyor belt
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310200266 Hospitalized injury Amputation Welders and cutters

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