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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1204502.015 - Ensinger Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Wilmington


Inspection Nr: 1204502.015
Report ID: 0317300
Open Date: 01/19/2017

Site Address:
Ensinger Incorporated
Church & Snider Streets
Greenwood, DE 19950

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 160 Church & Snider Streets, Greenwood, DE 19950

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 326199/All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/19/2017

Emphasis: N:Amputate

Close Case:07/11/2017

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1173956 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $45,270 $0 $0 $45,270
Current Penalty $12,675 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,675
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 05/05/2017 $12,675 $45,270 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 92338.015
Event: 01/16/2017
Employee Amputates Finger When Feeding Hopper

At 1:15 p.m. on January 16, 2017, an employee was instructed to gather and then grind scrap sheets of nylon that had been processed via slitting and punching. T he employee began feeding this scrap material into the hopper of a Rapid Model 1 50-35 Granulator. These scrap sheets had a degree of curling, which were of vary ing lengths & widths, and round plastic gaskets that were cut out of some of the se sheets leaving holes in these sheets. The sheets in a pile were bird-caging a nd the employee's left ring finger got caught in a hole of one of these sheets. That particular sheet was pulled downward into the hopper by the action of the g rinder. The employee's finger was amputated by the sheet as the downward force pulled the sheet along against an inside surface of the hopper. The employee al so fracture the index finger.

Keywords:amputation, caught in, finger, fracture, machine guarding, textile

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1204502.015 Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified
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