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Inspection: 312660954 - Scholten Roofing Service Co

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Nr: 312660954Report ID: 0950636Open Date: 05/21/2009

Scholten Roofing Service Co
10715 Springdale Ave
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1761/Roofing, Siding, and Sheet Metal Work
NAICS: 238160/Roofing Contractors
Mailing: 23401 Madero St Ste C, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:10/22/2009
Planning Guide: Health-Construction Close Case:03/31/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,275 $0 $5,275
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $275 $0 $275
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 342 A 10/22/2009 11/22/2009 $0 $5,000 $0 10/29/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 14300029 B03 10/22/2009 11/22/2009 $275 $275 $0 10/29/2009 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202475869Event: 04/28/2009Employee Injects Roof Coating Into Finger,Is Later Amputated
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on April 28, 2009, Employee #1, a roofer, was applying the second and final coating (Elastahyde Acrylic Reflective Roof Coating) onto the surface of a commercial roof, using an airless sprayer and Graco roof Rake GH 733 pump, when it became clogged. The pump, which was stationed at ground level, was connected by 300 feet of hose to a Graco Pistol-Grip Mastic Flo-Gun, with safety latch, connected to a heavy duty extension pole with a Graco GHD 955 Tip, without tip guard. The airless sprayer operated at 3,000 pounds per square inch of pressure. Employee #1 attempted to remove the clog by stabilizing the wand between his legs and turning the "SwitchTip" handle with his right hand. In order to deflect the spray from his eyes and face, he placed his left hand about four inches back and away from the nozzle. The clog did not release from the nozzle, but allowed a high pressure stream of coating to shoot into the inside base of the middle finger of his left hand. The stream of coating created a 0.125-inch laceration to his finger and injected the coating into his finger. Employee #1 was not wearing gloves. He was taken to the hospital, where his finger was treated, but later amputated. He was hospitalized for his injury.
Keywords: amputated, ppe, finger, clogged, laceration, coating operation, roofer, pump, spraying rig
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312660954 Hospitalized injury Amputation Roofers

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