Inspection: 119617546 - Interstate Brands Corp.
Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Francisco
Interstate Brands Corp.
1525 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
, , 00000
Union Status: Union
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 10/30/1995
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing
Case Closed: 10/30/1995
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Other||3942 A||11/03/1995||11/08/1995||$300||$1,125||$0||11/14/1995||F - Formal Settlement|
|2.||02001||Serious||4185||11/03/1995||11/08/1995||$110||$1,125||$0||11/14/1995||F - Formal Settlement|
At about 4:45 p.m. on August 8, 1995, at Continental Baking Company at Interstate Brands Corp., San Francisco, CA. Employee #1, an journeyman engineer for approximately eight years, was performing his regularly assigned job. He was in the cake engineer's shop and was using a drill press to change the drill bit in the chuck. He was tightening the chuck and his hand was on the chuck key handle when the drill press started. He yelled that he was hurt. Employee #1 required hospitalization for an amputated finger. Although the press is equipped with a foot pedal, it would continue to operate even when a foot was removed from the pedal. The switch could be moved on or off by a sudden move, such as hitting the machine or jerking it. A guard for the foot switch had been made in house but it was ineffective.
Keywords:maintenance, amputated, inadequate maint, finger, work rules, caught by, lockout, drill press, mech malfunction
|1||119617546||Hospitalized injury||Amputation||Industrial engineers|