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Inspection: 313233322 - Shredding Center Inc. Dba Red Dog Shred

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 313233322Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 06/01/2010

Shredding Center Inc. Dba Red Dog Shred
7700 Folsom-Auburn Rd, #135
Folsom, CA 95630
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7389/Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 561990/All Other Support Services
Mailing: 2677 Union Ave, San Jose, CA 95124

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/27/2010
Close Case:11/06/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361682537    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $18,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,900
Current Penalty $11,700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,700
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3314 C 10/28/2010 11/02/2010 $10,800 $13,500 $0 11/29/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3328 B 10/28/2010 11/02/2010 $900 $5,400 $0 11/29/2010 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202490488Event: 04/30/2010Employee Injures Foot While Unjamming Shredding Truck
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on April 30, 2010, Employee #1, a driver for the employer's mobile shredding truck (AXO Shredder), was processing a bin of paper through the machine. During the process, Employee #1 noticed a jam from this location, entered the machine through a locked side door and climbed up into the hopper bin to clear the shredder at which time his right foot got caught in the shredder. The door was equipped with a safety interlock switch that the employer had bypassed, requiring Employee #1 to manually remove the interlock device (pin) to deactivate the machine. Employee #1 had been instructed to never open the door without properly shutting down the equipment first. There was an E-Stop located inside the bin-hopper chamber and one at the operator's panel that Employee #1 did not use, nor did he remove the pin from the interlock prior to entering the equipment. The employer does have specific lockout procedures from the manufacturer on which Employee #1 had been trained. Employee #1 was working alone and there were no witnesses to the accident. The employer was a commercial paper shredding company.
Keywords: paper shredder, pin, caught by, driver, interlock, jammed, lockout, foot, hopper
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313233322 Hospitalized injury Amputation Truck drivers, light

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