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Inspection: 313381790 - Pinnacle Holdings Group Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 313381790Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 06/30/2010

Pinnacle Holdings Group Inc
50 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91105
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0782/Lawn and Garden Services
NAICS: 561730/Landscaping Services
Mailing: 2200 S Fairview St, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/01/2010
Close Case:06/13/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $560 $0 $14,960
Current Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $560 $0 $14,960
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3395 C 12/01/2010 12/15/2010 $560 $560 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3328 G 12/01/2010 12/15/2010 $14,400 $14,400 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202456703Event: 06/10/2010Employee Gets Finger Tip Amputation By Lawnmower
At approximately 8:30 am, on June 10, 2010, Employee #1 suffered a partial finger amputation as the integrated engine/blade and wheel drive control on a lawnmower was not working. When the integrated engine/blade and wheel drive control was released it should have turned off the lawn mower but when it was released the lawn mower continued to run. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 was emptying the grass catcher of the lawnmower. Because the integrated engine/blade and wheel drive control did not work properly the lawn mower was still running when he was changing the grass catcher. The lawn mower rolled toward his feet. He feared the lawn mower would cut his feet so he used his other hand to stop the lawn mower from moving. To grip the lawn mower he placed his left hand under the mower resulting in breaking his middle finger and amputating his ring and little finger. Employee #1 was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena.
Keywords: amputated, finger, lawn mower
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313381790 Hospitalized injury Amputation Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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