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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1229212.015 - W. R. Grace & Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City


Inspection Nr: 1229212.015
Report ID: 0521700
Open Date: 05/02/2017

Site Address:
W. R. Grace & Co.
4099 W. 71st. Street
Chicago, IL 60629

Mailing Address:
4099 W. 71st. Street, Chicago, IL 60629

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 325998/All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/24/2017

Emphasis: N:Amputate

Close Case:10/18/2017

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1205495 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $9,054 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,054
Current Penalty $6,338 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,338
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 19100147 C06 I 09/05/2017 10/06/2017 $6,338 $9,054 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 97316.015
Event: 04/21/2017
Employee'S Fingertip Is Amputated While Clearing A Jam

At 10:00 a.m. on April 21, 2017, an employee was operating a KS cake dryer when a jam occurred. As the employee opened the machine's panel door, located at the dryer discharge, with the machine still running, he used a pair of pliers to cle ar the jam. However, the employee's left index finger became caught between the pliers and the machine blades, resulting in its tip being amputated.

Keywords:amputation, blade, caught in, finger, lockout/tagout, rotating parts

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1229212.015 Hospitalized injury
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