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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126077056 - Maas Hansen Steel Corp

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera


Inspection Nr: 126077056
Report ID: 0950642
Date Opened: 02/18/2000

Site Address:
Maas Hansen Steel Corp
2435 East 37th Street
Vernon, CA 90058

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/19/2000


Case Closed: 09/22/2006

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362538134
Accident 362538142
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $31,500 $0 $0 $950 $0 $32,450
Current Penalty $31,500 $0 $0 $320 $0 $31,820
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 3203 A 07/18/2000 08/05/2000 $160 $500 $0 09/11/2000 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 3314 F 07/18/2000 08/05/2000 $160 $450 $0 09/11/2000 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 02001 Serious 4227 D 07/18/2000 07/28/2000 $6,750 $6,750 $0 -  
4. 03001 Serious 4002 A 07/18/2000 07/27/2000 $6,750 $6,750 $0 -  
5. 04001 Serious 3314 A 07/18/2000 07/28/2000 $18,000 $18,000 $0 09/11/2000 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201053618
Event: 01/20/2000
Employee Injured When Fingertip Amputated By Feed Rollers

At 10:00 p.m. on January 20, 2000, Employee #1, a machine operator helper, suffered a left index fingertip amputation while cleaning feed rollers on a sheet metal leveler. The facility involved in the accident is a steel sheet fabrication shop. Employee #1 had been working there for over two years, performing all duties of a helper on this automated metal shear machine. At the time of the accident he was cleaning the feed rolls of the leveler, while these were running in reverse rotation. At one point, the operator decided to check and clean the rollers at the exit point, and, therefore, switched the machine into normal run mode, causing in-running nip points at the feed rollers. Employee #1's left hand was, at that point, pulled into the rolls, and this resulted in an amputation of his index finger. In attempting to liberate the left hand with his right hand, the right hand was also caught and de-gloved of skin. Employee #1 was transported to and treated at White Memorial Hospital, and subsequently received surgery. There were no witnesses to the accident. Interviews were conducted of Employee #1 and his fellow machine operator, as well as supervisory personnel.

Keywords:amputated, shear, sheet metal, finger, roller--mach/part, caught between, skin, hand

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126077056 Hospitalized injury Amputation Production helpers
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