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Inspection: 119585214 - Thorn Emi Malco Plastics, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 2

 

Inspection Nr: 119585214
Report ID: 0352420
Open Date: 10/25/1993

Site Address:
Thorn Emi Malco Plastics, Inc.
9800 Reisterstown Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:2759

NAICS: 0 


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/18/1993

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing

Emphasis:

Close Case:02/18/1994


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360619761
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3 6
Current Violations 3 3 6
Initial Penalty $7,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,900
Current Penalty $4,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,800
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 Serious 19100212 A01 01/11/1994 01/14/1994 $3,000 $4,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 02001 Serious 19100219 E01 I 01/11/1994 01/14/1994 $1,200 $2,400 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 03001 Serious 19100219 F03 01/11/1994 01/14/1994 $600 $1,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 04001 Other 19100178 P01 01/11/1994 01/14/1994 $0 $0 $0 -  
5. 04002 Other 19100178 Q07 01/11/1994 01/14/1994 $0 $0 $0 -  
6. 04003 Other 19100305 G02 III 01/11/1994 01/14/1994 $0 $0 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170068522
Event: 09/30/1993
Employee Injures Thumb In Steel Rollers

Employee #1, a coater machine operator on the third shift (11:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m.), was instructed by his supervisor to clean the coater machine rollers at the start of his shift. Employee #1 had worked his position for about three months and had been trained on the machine for 1 week by a fellow employee. This was only the third time that he had had to clean the rollers. As instructed, Employee #1 removed the guard, did all set-up procedures, and reduced the roller speed to slow. After washing the rollers off with warm water, he set them so that they were practically touching each other. There are two top rollers and one bottom roller. The top silver roller was 32 1/4 in. long with a diameter of 3 in. The top gray roller was 32 in. long with a 5 in. diameter, and the bottom silver roller was 30 in. long with a 4 in. diameter. Employees had been instructed to keep the top two rollers at least 1 in. apart when wiping them off, Employee #1 went to the rear side of the coater machine and started cleaning the top rollers with a water soaked rag. As he started cleaning the top silver roller with his left hand (Employee #1 is left-handed), his left thumb was somehow pinched between the top silver and gray rollers. He was able to free his thumb from between the rollers. Employee #1 lost the meaty underside part of his left thumb and part of the nail. Union Memorial Hospital was unable to re-attach the amputated sections.

Keywords:rotating parts, amputated, work rules, cleaning, thumb, roller--mach/part, inexperience, coating operation, nip point, inattention

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119585214 Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators
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