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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315532457 - Praxair Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 315532457Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 01/10/2013

Praxair Inc
Uci Campus
Irvine, CA 92617
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5984/Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Bottled Gas) Dealers
NAICS: 454312/Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Bottled Gas) Dealers
Mailing: 1545 E. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/14/2013
Close Case:04/29/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,560 $0 $5,560
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,560 $0 $5,560
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 02/15/2013 02/20/2013 $5,000 $5,000 $0 03/11/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 4650 D 02/15/2013 03/02/2013 $560 $560 $0 03/11/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202555553Event: 01/02/2013Employee'S Finger Is Amputated Between Cylinder And Cart
On January 2, 2013, Employee #1, with Praxair Inc., was pushing an empty nitrogen cylinder (LC230-22) down a passageway while pulling an empty cylinder cart from behind. One of the wheels at the base of the nitrogen cylinder caught an impediment on the floor, causing it to tip over and catch Employee #1's left index finger between the nitrogen cylinder and the cylinder cart. Employee #1's finger was amputated, but he was not taken to the hospital. The employee was not a contract employee and did not work for a staffing agency.
Keywords: amputated, cylinder, finger, compressed gas, nitrogen, caught between, cart
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315532457 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Driver-sales workers

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