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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1404587.015 - Covidien Limited Partnership

Inspection Information - Office: Bridgeport


Inspection Nr: 1404587.015
Report ID: 0111500
Open Date: 05/30/2019

Site Address:
Covidien Limited Partnership
60 Middletown Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473

Mailing Address:
60 Middletown Avenue Mail Stop #7, North Haven, CT 06473

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 339112/Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/13/2019

Emphasis: N:Amputate

Close Case:01/13/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1458970 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $41,676 $0 $0 $0 $0 $41,676
Current Penalty $10,200 $0 $0 $19,800 $0 $30,000
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 Other 19100147 C05 I 11/14/2019 11/26/2019 $6,600 $9,472 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 19100147 C06 I 11/14/2019 01/10/2020 $6,600 $9,472 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003 Other 19100147 C07 I 11/14/2019 01/10/2020 $6,600 $9,472 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01004 Serious 19100147 D02 11/14/2019 12/11/2019 $10,200 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 116675.015
Event: 05/26/2019
Employee Amputates Finger Tip While Troubleshooting Machine

At 6:30 p.m. on May 26, 2019, an employee, a Maintenance Mechanic, had been trou ble shooting a Station 100 P3 testing machine. The machine had a rotating table above a hole where a laser shone through. The employee had been cleaning the las er and asked a coworker to help. The coworker came and waited by the employee wh ile he worked. The employee was cleaning the laser, then looked at the coworker and seemed to signal he was done. The coworker went to power on the machine and index it. The machine moved and the employee's finger got caught between the rot ating table and the edge of the hole opening. The employee sustained an amputati on of the tip of his left middle finger including the flesh and part of his nail and was hospitalized.

Keywords:amputated, caught in, fingertip, laser, maintenance

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1404587.015 Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations
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