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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120222633 - Norton Packaging Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

 

Inspection Nr: 120222633
Report ID: 0950642
Open Date: 06/22/2004

Site Address:
Norton Packaging Inc.
5800 S Boyle Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90058

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:3089

NAICS: 326199/All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/24/2004

Emphasis:

Close Case:10/12/2006


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362618860
Accident 362618894
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 6 7
Current Violations 1 6 7
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $2,425 $0 $20,425
Current Penalty $2,700 $0 $0 $150 $0 $2,850
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 A04 11/24/2004 12/24/2004 $0 $560 $0 12/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 4650 D 11/24/2004 12/24/2004 $0 $280 $0 12/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 01003 Other 5194 E01 11/24/2004 12/24/2004 $150 $280 $0 12/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 01004 Other 6151 C01 11/24/2004 12/24/2004 $0 $185 $0 12/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement  
5. 01005 Other 6151 E02 11/24/2004 12/24/2004 $0 $560 $0 12/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement  
6. 01006 Other 6151 G01 11/24/2004 12/24/2004 $0 $560 $0 12/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement  
7. 02001 Serious 3203 A07 D 11/24/2004 12/01/2004 $2,700 $18,000 $0 12/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201058823
Event: 05/29/2004
Employee Lacerates Wrist With Box Cutter

On May 29, 2004, Employee #1 was working between Mold machines Number 7 and Number 8 on the production floor. Toward the end of the day, Employee #1 needed more pail handles. After placing the unopened box on a worktable, Employee #1 was cutting the top of the box with a box cutter, cutting from right to left. Unexpectedly, the cutter became caught on something inside the box. Employee #1 continued to pull forcefully on the cutter, when the blade type box cutter broke free from the box. The box cutter struck her left wrist and forearm. Employee #1 was transported to General Hospital of Los Angeles, California, where she received medical treatment to repair the median nerve in her left forearm. The contributing factor of the incident was a lack of training on the safe work practices for utilizing the blade type box cutter.

Keywords:forearm, laceration, struck by, hand tool, blade, wrist

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120222633 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Molding and casting machine operators
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