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Inspection: 312916471 - Superior Masonry Structures Dba Preston Masonry

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 312916471Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 06/29/2010

Superior Masonry Structures Dba Preston Masonry
Riverbend Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1741/Masonry, Stone Setting, and Other Stone Work
NAICS: 238140/Masonry Contractors
Mailing: 4416 Peale Way, Bakersfield, CA 93311

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/03/2010
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)Close Case:06/14/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $5,700 $0 $16,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,225 $0 $6,225
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 09/23/2010 10/26/2010 $5,000 $5,000 $0 09/28/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 1509 A 09/23/2010 10/26/2010 $350 $350 $0 09/28/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 1509 B 09/23/2010 10/26/2010 $350 $350 $0 09/28/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Other 3314 C 09/23/2010 10/26/2010 $525 $10,800 $0 09/28/2010 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201493970Event: 03/02/2010Employee Catches Hand In Mixer, Fingers Are Amputated
On March 2, 2010, Employee #1 was assigned to mix mortar using a gasoline powered, 5.5 HP Honda, belt-driven 6.5-yard paddle mixer. Employee #1 circumvented the grate guard without stopping and de-energizing the mixer resulting in the partial amputation of digits two and four of his right hand. Conflicting information was provided to Division in its investigation. The first scenario Employee #1 claimed the water hose became entangled in the paddles causing him to put his hand through the grate guard to release the hose. The second scenario was reported by the employer's site supervisor, who claims Employee #1 stated that he put his hand through the grate guard to remove dry mortar from a ledge formed by hardened material in the hopper. Employee #1, a construction laborer, had been hired that morning on a temporary basis for the construction of a Block-Lite residential water pump house. Employee #1 had represented himself as having three to four years of masonry experience, including operating mortar mixers. On March 9, a case worker from the California State Department of Employment Development notified the Division of the accident. The safety program for Preston Masonry, Inc, in Bakersfield, CA, was found to be deficient in that did not have lock-out procedures or provide training, nor was the new hire evaluated to be qualified.
Keywords: mixer blade, amputated, finger, guard, concrete mixer, grating, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312916471 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors; brickmasons, stonemasons, tilesetters

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