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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1204987.015 - Crown Equipment Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo


Inspection Nr: 1204987.015
Report ID: 0524700
Date Opened: 01/24/2017

Site Address:
Crown Equipment Corp.
410 Grand Lake Rd.
Celina, OH 45822

Mailing Address:
402 W. Monroe, New Bremen, OH 45869

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 333924/ Industrial Truck, Tractor, Trailer, and Stacker Machinery Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/24/2017

Emphasis: N:Amputate

Case Closed: 09/15/2017

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1174025 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,675 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,675
Current Penalty $7,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,500
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A03 II 03/14/2017 07/28/2017 $7,500 $12,675 $0 04/07/2017 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 92429.015
Event: 01/17/2017
Employee Sustains Fractures And Lacerations In Unguarded Pre

At 10:24 a.m. on January 17, 2017, Employee #1, a press brake operator, was oper ating a Cincinnati Inc. press brake, Serial Number 52916. The press, operated b y a foot pedal, was equipped with Link Electric Black Max light curtains, Model LL-MAX-18-AS and Serial Number 8582. There were press setup configurations that required the use of a work support. The employer utilized light curtain blanks t o allow the press to be operated with the support when necessary. The blanks we re installed by the operator who screws them hand-tight onto a bracket that is o n the light curtain, and then used a key, which was always kept in the light cur tain box, to program the curtains to run with the blanks. A brake operator on a previous shift utilized a light curtain blank for an order, but the blanks were not removed after completion of the job and removal of the work piece support, or prior to Employee #1s shift. The blank loosened and fell vertically behind the bracket where it went unseen by Employee #1. With the section of the light curtain blanked, and with the work piece support removed, the employee was in th e point of operation at the time the press was cycled. The press was not adequa tely guarded and allowed the employee to reach through to the point of operation where the key was readily available to bypass the guarding. Employee #1 sustai ned fractures and lacerations to three fingers on his left hand and was hospital ized for his injuries.

Keywords:finger, fracture, laceration, machine guarding, point of operation, press brake, unguarded

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1204987.015 Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified
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