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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315348581 - Atlas Flooring

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 315348581Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 05/15/2013

Atlas Flooring
3993 Union St
San Diego, CA 92103
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1752/Floor Laying and Other Floor Work, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 238330/Flooring Contractors
Mailing: 2971 India St, San Diego, CA 92103

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/13/2013
Close Case:07/08/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101475804    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,100 $0 $5,100
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $100 $0 $100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 342 A 06/13/2013 06/18/2013 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 1509 A 06/13/2013 06/18/2013 $50 $50 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 1509 B 06/13/2013 06/18/2013 $50 $50 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201079100Event: 05/06/2013Foreman'S Finger Is Amputated After Power Saw Kicks Back
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on May 6, 2013, Employee #1, a carpenter foreman, and Coworker #1, both employed by Atlas Hardwood Flooring, were making adjustments to recently installed flooring at a residential building. Employee #1 was using a hand-held circular power saw to cut a 3-foot section of wood intended to fill in a gap in the floor. He was holding the wood with his left hand and operating the saw with his right hand. The saw blade became caught in the wood and kicked back. This caused the saw blade to lurch forward. Employee #1's left hand was severely cut at the index finger and palm. Emergency services were called, and the arriving paramedics rushed Employee #1 to the hospital. The doctors treating Employee #1 determined that his index finger required amputation. Employee #1 underwent surgery and hospitalization.
Keywords: kick back, amputated, carpenter, finger, floor hole, construction, circular saw, laceration, lumber, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315348581 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters

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