Inspection: 120222633 - Norton Packaging Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera
Norton Packaging Inc.
5800 S Boyle Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90058
, , 00000
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 326199/All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 11/24/2004
|#||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|
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
|1||120222633||Hospitalized injury||Cut/Laceration||Molding and casting machine operators|