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Inspection: 311864797 - Yolo Machinery Erectors Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 311864797Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 08/27/2008

Yolo Machinery Erectors Inc
16724 Co Rd 98b
Woodland, CA 95695
Union Status: Union
SIC: 7699/Repair Shops and Related Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 811310/Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/16/2008
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:07/12/2010
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102510286    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,560 $0 $5,560
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $4,525 $0 $4,525
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 01/23/2009 01/28/2009 $4,300 $5,000 $0 02/04/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3328 A 01/23/2009 01/28/2009 $225 $560 $0 02/04/2009 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202487807Event: 07/31/2008Employee'S Hand Is Broken When Entangled By Cord
At approximately 1:50 p.m. on July 31, 2008, Employee #1, a millwright, and her coworkers were installing 2 bag houses and replacing bucket elevator belts. Employee #1 was using a 5T BeeBe Bros Winch with a Milwaukee three quarter-inch drill motor to replace a bucket elevator belt, when she felt extra tension in the winch line. Employee #1 squeezed the trigger to give more power to the winch. The electric cord entangled her hand in the handle, causing her hand and arm to rotate with the drill motor, which resulted in severe lacerations and a broken right hand. She was hospitalized for treatment. The elevator equipment was in "shut-down" mode and locked out at the time of the accident. Employee #1 stated she had used the same equipment a year earlier in a slightly different situation and had been retrained on its safe use prior to using it at this time.
Keywords: fracture, belt, caught between, laceration, millwright, cord connector, hand tool, elevator, winch, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311864797 Hospitalized injury Fracture Millwrights

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