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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 14836654 - National Wire Products Corp

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 2


Inspection Nr: 14836654
Report ID: 0352420
Open Date: 07/02/1984

Site Address:
National Wire Products Corp
8203 Fischer Rd
Baltimore, MD 21222

Mailing Address:
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Union Status: Union



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/03/1984

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Close Case:10/25/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360588321
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $540 $0 $1,360 $0 $0 $1,900
Current Penalty $250 $0 $300 $0 $0 $550
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 19100217 C01 I 07/25/1984 07/28/1984 $250 $540 $0 08/03/1984 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 02001 Repeat 19100212 A03 II 07/25/1984 07/28/1984 $300 $1,360 $0 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 14459697
Event: 05/21/1984
Employee'S Finger Crushed In Dies Of Welding Machine

Employee #1 was using a resistance welder to join wire and was passing the wire between the leads of the welder. As he tried to free the wire, he inadvertently stepped on the foot treadle of the welder, causing the dies to close. Employee #1 sustained severe crushing injuries to the middle finger on his left hand. He later stated that his hand entered the die area because the guard on the machine was adjusted high enough to allow for this. The condition could not be duplicated during the inspection, but it was noted that there was an area under the table from which an employee could get to the point of operation. Employee #1 stated that May 21, 1985, was the first time he had ever used the machine, and that his foreman had instructed him on its use. Employee #1 stated that on the day of the accident, his foreman had spent approximately 5 minutes telling him how to do the operation. The accident occurred 40 minutes later.

Keywords:finger, guard, work rules, welding, caught between, crushed, die guard, inexperience, untrained

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14836654 Hospitalized injury Amputation Postmasters and mail superintendents
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