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Inspection: 315345520 - Schindler Elevator Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego
Nr: 315345520Report ID:0950632Open Date: 04/04/2012
Schindler Elevator Corporation
183 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1796/Installation or Erection of Building Equipment, Not Elsewhere
NAICS: 238290/Other Building Equipment Contractors
Mailing: 9810 Summers Ridge Rd Ste 140, San Diego, CA 92121
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:SafetyClose Conference:09/12/2012
Close Case:
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1


Current Violations 1


Initial Penalty 27000


Current Penalty


FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 09/18/2012 09/21/2012 $3000 $5000 $0 10/01/2012 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Other 3273 A 09/18/2012 10/26/2012 $0 $375 $0 10/01/2012 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 01003 Other 3314 G01 B 09/18/2012 10/26/2012 $0 $1000 $0 10/01/2012 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 02001 Serious 3203 A 09/18/2012 09/28/2012 $0 $27000 $0 10/01/2012 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201077906Event: 03/30/2012Employee Loses Two Fingertips While Working On Elevator
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on March 30, 2012, Employee #1 was assisting Employee #2 perform a repack on a U.S. Elevator Car and was in the elevator pit to install jack stands to support the elevator car. He then released the car from the platen plate to free the piston. The platen plate is the connection point between the piston and the elevator car. The car is held onto the platen plate with two hold down bars on each side of the plate. Employee #2 was standing in front of the elevator car in control of the elevator and operating the car via verbal instructions from Employee #1. He signaled to Employee #2 to lower the car down on to the jack stands, which are two schedule 80 steel pipes approximately six feet tall. Employee #1 grasped the hold down bar on the right, he felt his left hand's middle and ring finger being crushed while holding the hold down bar on the left. He signaled to Employee #2 to bump the car up so he could free his fingers from the pinch point. Employee #1 was transported to Mercy Hospital by Employee #2 where he was then transported to UCSD Medical Center. The tips of both fingers were amputated.
Keywords: amputated, finger, crushed, elevator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315345520 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported