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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 112092879 - Smith & Nephew Donjoy

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego


Inspection Nr: 112092879
Report ID: 0950632
Open Date: 03/05/1992

Site Address:
Smith & Nephew Donjoy
2777 Loker Ave West
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/05/1992


Close Case:06/10/1992

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361342983
Accident 361367253
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 3203 A01 03/30/1992 03/30/1992 $0 $0 $0 -  
2. 01002 Other 3664 A 03/30/1992 03/30/1992 $0 $0 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170159511
Event: 03/03/1992
Employee'S Finger Crushed In Die Cutting Press

At approximately 4:30 a.m. on March 3, 1992, Employee #1 was operating a quick die cutting press that cuts sheets of leather into patterns. The press was equipped with a two-hand button control. There were no witnesses, but the supervisor believed that Employee #1 removed his left hand from the left button and placed it between the top of the die and the bottom of the press head. He did so to adjust the die after he had depressed the two-hand buttons to have the press cycle, and pressed the press head on top of the clicker-die. As a result, Employee #1's left index finger was caught between the die and the press head and crushed in two places, one at the tip and one between the first and second joints. Employee #1 was hospitalized. According to the supervisor, Employee #1 had not followed the employer's safety rules, and had not kept his hands on the control buttons at all times. No defects were found on the equipment. The employer has a well devised safety program. Employee #1 caused a safety infraction that he knew was contrary to the employer's safety requirements.

Keywords:die, amputated, die cutting press, finger, work rules, two-hand control, caught between, crushed, point of operation

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112092879 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported
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