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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1340036.015 - Microvention

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

 

Inspection Nr: 1340036.015
Report ID: 0950631
Open Date: 08/20/2018

Site Address:
Microvention
35 Enterprise, Floor 2
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Mailing Address:
35 Enterprise, Floor 2, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:

NAICS: 339112/Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/24/2019

Emphasis:

Close Case:10/01/2019


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1371635
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $72,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $72,900
Current Penalty $24,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $24,300
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 3314(D) 01/24/2019 $20,250 $24,300 $0 02/08/2019 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
2. 02001 Serious 3314(G) 01/24/2019 $2,025 $24,300 $0 02/08/2019 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
3. 03001 Serious 3314(L)(1) 01/24/2019 $2,025 $24,300 $0 02/08/2019 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 112777.015
Event: 08/14/2018
Employee Crushes And Burns Finger While Testing Temperature

On August 14, 2018 at 17:52 p.m., Employee # 1 was testing the temperature of a heat sealing machine (SencorpWhite 24 thermal sealer Serial Number 18-10915), in cluding a data logging device to log temperatures of the heat bar. The machine w as in the set up phase of new equipment in the maintenance area, outside of the cleaning room. He was placing thermocouples on a heat sealing bar and the equipm ent was energized. He removed the guards and placed his finger in between two he at sealing bars of the sealing device. He then activated the foot pedal crushing and burning his finger. He was hospitalized for more than 24 hours. The employ er called the case in after hours on August 20, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. The employer w as compliant with reporting regulations. The accident happened due to a lack of training and lockout tagout program and controls and serious violations of stand ards.

Keywords:burn, crushed, finger, foot pedal, heat, lockout/tagout, seal, sealing bar, sealing machine, unguarded

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1340036.015 Hospitalized injury Engineering technicians, n.e.c.
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