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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1238031.015 - Plastipak Packaging, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Peoria


Inspection Nr: 1238031.015
Report ID: 0524500
Date Opened: 06/07/2017

Site Address:
Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
3310 W Springfield Ave
Champaign, IL 61822

Mailing Address:
3310 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, IL 61822

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 326160/Plastics Bottle Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/28/2017


Case Closed: 03/29/2018

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1223278 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 $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
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 19100147 D03 09/06/2017 03/01/2018 $10,000 $45,270 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 96145.015
Event: 06/02/2017
Employee Crushes Left Middle Finger And Later Requires Amput

At 6:20 a.m. on June 2, 2017, an employee was sweeping a work area with various processing equipment. During work, the employee observed product piling up on th e bucket conveyor of a trimming machine. A plastic bottle became misaligned and caught in the opening of the trimmer. The employee started working to clear the jammed bottles from the opening with his hands, when his right hand became caugh t on a bottle. His hand was pulled into the trimmer, which cycled and crushed hi s hand in between the trimmer's blades. The employee's right middle finger suffe red a crushing injury, resulting in its amputation through a surgical procedure at a nearby hospital.

Keywords:amputation, caught between, caught by, conveyor, crushed, machine guarding

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1238031.015 Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified
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