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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316215383 - United Power Contractors,Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 316215383Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 03/12/2014

United Power Contractors,Inc
15274 Diablo Road
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 405 Maple Street Ste A-103, Ramona, CA 92065

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/29/2014
Close Case:02/24/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102871266    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $2,250 $0 $2,250
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $2,250 $0 $2,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3384 A 08/29/2014 09/03/2014 $1,125 $1,125 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3395 E 08/29/2014 09/08/2014 $1,125 $1,125 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202720348Event: 03/01/2014Electrician Apprentice Incurs Partial Amputation Of Finger
At approximately 6:30 a.m. on March 1, 2014, Employee #1, an electrician apprentice employed by United Power Contractors, Inc., was involved in electrical work at a power plant. He was standing behind a tool van and attempting to open the van's back door by sliding the metal locking bar to the right. Employee #1's right index finger became caught between the metal bar and the van. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was treated for a partial amputation of the right index finger. A representative of the employer reported this incident to Cal/OSHA at 4:25 p.m. on March 2, 2014. The subsequent investigation determined that the employer's procedure when removing the metal locking bar on the back door of the tool van is for the employee to wear leather gloves for protection. Employee #1 was not wearing leather gloves when he attempted to open the van's back door and incurred injury.
Keywords: amputated, ppe, finger, glove, electrician, construction, caught between, laceration, truck, door
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316215383 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Electricians' apprentices

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