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Inspection: 126085646 - Fairchild Fastners

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office


Inspection Nr: 126085646
Report ID: 0950644
Date Opened: 10/15/2001

Site Address:
Fairchild Fastners
135 N Unruh
Industry, CA 91744

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/07/2002


Case Closed: 09/04/2003

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362620031
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $23,060 $0 $0 $1,480 $0 $24,540
Current Penalty $18,270 $0 $0 $150 $0 $18,420
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 02/07/2002 03/12/2002 $150 $210 $0 05/28/2002 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 3314 F 02/07/2002 02/25/2002 $0 $635 $0 05/28/2002 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 01003 Other 3314 H 02/07/2002 03/12/2002 $0 $635 $0 05/28/2002 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 02001 Serious 3314 A 02/07/2002 02/17/2002 $18,000 $5,060 $0 05/28/2002 F - Formal Settlement  
5. 03001 Serious 4002 A 02/07/2002 02/17/2002 $270 $18,000 $0 05/28/2002 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201794989
Event: 10/04/2001
Employee Amputates Finger While Unjamming Pointer Machine

At 12:30 p.m. on October 4, 2001, Employee #1 was unjamming a pointer machine. The machine had been throwing sparks, and the employee was trying to prevent a fire. The metal chips in the machine were titanium, and oil was present. He unjammed the machine by placing a wrench on the top of the roulette shaft screw. When the latch was about to come up, he turned the wrench clockwise and used a screwdriver to push the fastener through the lock plate. While Employee #1 was exerting force and turning the roulette shaft screw clockwise, he felt a slight pain on his right index finger as he squeezed his hand on the wrench. He successfully unjammed the part in the machine. After he unjammed the machine, it cycled, catching his right index finger in a pinch point between two metal pieces and amputating the end of his finger. His employer had failed to provide adequate training. There was no guard on the pointer machine.

Keywords:amputated, finger, machinist, cleaning, lockout, caught between, untrained, unguarded

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126085646 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinists
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