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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126086891 - Plastech Specialties

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office


Inspection Nr: 126086891
Report ID: 0950644
Open Date: 11/25/2002

Site Address:
Plastech Specialties
205 W. Duarte Rd.
Monrovia, CA 91017

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/17/2005


Close Case:08/06/2005

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362555575
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,800
Current Penalty $2,362 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,362
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 4002 A 03/17/2003 04/04/2003 $2,362 $10,800 $0 11/03/2003 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201796695
Event: 11/09/2002
Employee Injured While Operating A Cutter

At approximately 9:45 a.m. on November 9, 2002, Employee #1, a laminator, was using a cutter (Make: Harris-Seybold Division; Model: Citation CLB-5; Serial Number: 6218-1) to cut a 24-inch by 16-inch plastic sheet. This particular cutter has a two-hand control bar to lower the clamp, which requires both hands for operation, a clamp to hold the material, and a blade that does the cutting. Further, the machine has a bar pedal that can be used as a secondary control to slowly bring the clamp down to vary placement on the paper or plastic being cut. This control does not operate the blade. Employee #1 pressed the bar pedal to lower the clamp. For some reason, the tip of his left index finger was severed. The leading indicator was determined to be the lack of a guard on the cutters clamp, which has a pinch point between the clamp and the table. Employee #1 was not hospitalized for his injury.

Keywords:severed, finger, control lever, laceration, blade

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126086891 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Printing machine operators
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