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Inspection: 316673250 - The M S Rouse Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 316673250Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 03/17/2014

The M S Rouse Company, Inc.
8120 Woodman Ave.
Panorama City, CA 91402
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1752/Floor Laying and Other Floor Work, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 238330/Flooring Contractors
Mailing: 1611 Kona Dr., Compton, CA 90220

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/13/2014
Close Case:11/20/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,120 $0 $1,120
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,120 $0 $1,120
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1509 A 06/13/2014 07/16/2014 $560 $560 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3314 D 06/13/2014 07/16/2014 $560 $560 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202659058Event: 12/18/2013Worker Using Power Hand Drill Sustains Finger Amputation
At approximately 9:45 p.m. on December 18, 2013, Employee #1, employed by The M S Rouse Company, Inc., was working at a building site. He was wearing rubber gloves and using his personally-owned Dewalt 130 Volt, .5-inch VSR Drill to mix Artex floor patch. The mixing paddle became loose. Employee #1 attempted to reattach the paddle without first turning off power to the drill. As he depressed the trigger of the drill with his right hand while holding the paddle to the chuck with his left hand, his left little finger became entangled in the drill. The tip of his left little finger was amputated. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where his finger was treated. He was then discharged without hospitalization. The employer's Chief Operating Officer reported this event to Cal/OSHA at approximately 9:10 a.m. on December 19, 2013. Cal/OSHA initiated its onsite investigation on March 14, 2014. The investigation established that The M S Rouse Company is a privately owned company specializing in the installation of commercial floor coverings. Employee #1 had been employed by the employer as a journeyman floor installer for approximately four years.
Keywords: mixer blade, amputated, installing, electric switch, finger, construction, entangled, hand tool, electric drill, painter
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316673250 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Painters, construction and maintenance

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