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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1273012.015 - Energy Panel Structures Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa


Inspection Nr: 1273012.015
Report ID: 0751910
Open Date: 09/13/2017

Site Address:
Energy Panel Structures Inc.
102 E. Industrial Park
Graettinger, IA 51342

Mailing Address:
Po Box 238, Graettinger, IA 51342

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 321992/Prefabricated Wood Building Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/13/2017

Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:Amputate, S:Tempworkers

Close Case:02/26/2018

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1258891 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
Current Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
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 19100213 L02 02/08/2018 $3,500 $3,500 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 100581.015
Event: 08/29/2017
Employee Fractures Hand With Possible Amputation When Caught

At 4:52 p.m. on August 29, 2017, Employee #1 was drilling holes in a two by four piece of wood using a drill press. The lumber got caught on the drill bit and t he employee attempted to remove it, without de-energizing the equipment. Part of the chuck guard was missing and Employee #1's hand became caught in the drill press. The employee sustained a fractured hand with possible amputation. Reconst ructive hand surgery was reported to occur.

Keywords:amputation, caught in, drill, drill press, hand, lockout/tagout, machine guarding

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1273012.015 Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
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