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Inspection: 314337874 - Unico Mechanical Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Concord

Nr: 314337874Report ID: 0950622Open Date: 12/21/2012

Unico Mechanical Corporation
1209 Polk St, Bldg 55
Benicia, CA 94510
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3547/Rolling Mill Machinery and Equipment
NAICS: 333516/Rolling Mill Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
Mailing: 1209 Polk St, Benicia, CA 94510

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/18/2013
Close Case:12/16/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $28,800 $0 $0 $275 $0 $29,075
Current Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $825 $0 $15,225
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5021 A01 06/19/2013 06/21/2013 $275 $275 $0 06/28/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 5006 A 06/19/2013 07/02/2013 $550 $14,400 $0 06/28/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 4999 A 06/19/2013 07/02/2013 $14,400 $14,400 $0 06/28/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202509923Event: 12/20/2012Employee Is Struck By I-Beam, Sustains Fractures In Legs
On December 20, 2012, Employee #1, with Unico Mechanical Corporation, was rotating a three ton, 40 ft by 33 in. by 12 in., nominal, I-Beam. The I-Beam was on its side. Employee #1, working with a coworker, wanted to rotate the I-Beam to the "up" position until it rested on the bottom flange. They were using a Crane (25 ton/10 ton Overhead; Bridge). The load was rigged with four chains terminated with standard lifting hooks. After the beam was set on its flange end, the chains were retracted and possibly caught on the bottom flange which tipped the beam over. The beam fell and struck Employee #1 on the legs. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital with fractures in both legs. Neither Employee #1, nor his coworker, had been adequately trained to rig or lift loads of the size and configuration of the I-Beam.
Keywords: beam, fracture, milling machine, crane lifting beam, fall, struck by, falling object, untrained, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314337874 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machinist apprentices

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