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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,175 $0 $5,175
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,750 $0 $1,750
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 05/20/2011 05/25/2011 $1,750 $5,000 $0 06/13/2011 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Other 3203 A02 05/20/2011 05/25/2011 $0 $175 $0 06/13/2011 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201185543 Event: 01/16/2011Employee'S Finger Is Injured When Ring Is Caught On Bolt
On January 16, 2011, Employee #1, an apprentice telecommunication technician with the General Construction section of PG&E, was wiring a telecom cabinet on the second floor of a building. A grid of racks called "ladder racks", installed approximately 7.5 ft above the floor, was used to run cables to telecom equipment. Employee #1 was standing on the first rung of a self-locking portable ladder, labeling the cables. The ladder rack had a few small bolts with exposed threads protruding horizontally. While descending the ladder and holding the rack for balance, his wedding ring became caught on a protruding bolt. Employee #1 was hospitalized at St. Francis Hospital for removal of the ring and treatment of the laceration. He subsequently had surgery at CPMC-Davies Campus. The employer's safety rules prohibit wearing jewelry where there is a danger of electrical contact, crushing or snagging on machinery, materials, or other objects. Employee #1 had been informed of that policy a couple of weeks before the incident.
Keywords: telecom work, finger, ladder, ring, caught by, descending, laceration, bolt, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312690662 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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