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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310605019 - Tunstill Plastering Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 310605019Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 11/26/2008

Tunstill Plastering Inc
8347 63rd St
Riverside, CA 92509
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1742/Plastering, Drywall, Acoustical, and Insulation Work
NAICS: 238310/Drywall and Insulation Contractors

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/20/2009
Close Case:09/19/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102554722    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,200
Current Penalty $2,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3650 T29 01/20/2009 01/23/2009 $2,250 $16,200 $0 02/13/2009 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202449518Event: 11/03/2008Employee Finger Smashed Between Planks
At approximately 1:00 PM on November 3, 2008, Employee #1 sustained a partial amputation to his index finger while loading scaffolding planks onto a flatbed truck. Employee #1 a regular full time Employee of a Plastering company was loading scaffolding planks onto a flatbed truck to be later transported to a construction site. One bundle of planks was already placed on the truck. Two 2" by 4" boards that were nailed together to form a single dunnage (4" by 4") and was placed on the first bundle approximately in the middle and perpendicular to the planks. A second bundle was placed using a Champ forklift (model # CB-606, serial # 89035, 6000 lbs capacity) on the first bundle separated by the single dunnage. At that time, the second bundle was making contact at the back end of the truck and hanged a couple of inches over the end of the first bundle and was elevated at the other end behind the truck's cab. In order to remove the dunnage from under the first bundle, the forklift was repositioned at the end of the truck where the left fork was placed below the second bundle, and the forklift operator proceeded to lift the second bundle. When Employee #1 reached in to remove the dunnage, the bundle slipped off the fork and crushed Employee #1's hand between it and the dunnage. Employee #1 sustained partial amputation to his index finger. Employee #1 was transported to Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center.
Keywords: planking, amputated, finger, construction, plank, industrial truck, lumber, flatbed truck, lumber stack, scaffolding
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310605019 Hospitalized injury Amputation Plasterers

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