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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126075258 - Knitex, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera


Inspection Nr: 126075258
Report ID: 0950642
Date Opened: 01/18/2000

Site Address:
Knitex, Inc.
3155 Bandini Blvd.
Vernon, CA 90058

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 05/10/2000

Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing


Case Closed: 06/30/2000

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362537557
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $4,385 $0 $0 $645 $0 $5,030
Current Penalty $4,385 $0 $0 $645 $0 $5,030
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 Other 342 A 05/11/2000 05/29/2000 $325 $325 $0 -  
2. 01002 Other 23400021 05/11/2000 05/29/2000 $160 $160 $0 -  
3. 01003 Other 6151 C 05/11/2000 05/29/2000 $160 $160 $0 -  
4. 02001 Serious 23400023 05/11/2000 05/29/2000 $4,385 $4,385 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201053279
Event: 12/22/1999
Employee'S Finger Amputated In Knitting Machine

Employee #1 was working as a knitting machine operator for a fabric manufacturing company. At approximately 8:27 p.m. on December 23, 1999, Employee #1 sustained an amputation to his left ring finger in the knitting department. At the time of the accident Employee #1 was working in knitting room Number 22 by himself. He climbed on the creel of knitting machine Number 22 to reattach a thread that came loose from a top thread hole, which was located at 8 feet, 1.5 inches from the floor level. He put the thread into the hole and used an air gun to push it to the end. After finishing his task, Employee #1 jumped down from the creel that he was standing on. In this process, his wedding band got hooked on the top creel of the knitting machine and pulled a part of his left finger, resulting in the amputation of his entire left ring finger.

Keywords:amputated, finger, textile production

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126075258 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported
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