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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1567764.015 - Madix, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile


Inspection Nr: 1567764.015
Report ID: 0418600
Open Date: 12/08/2021

Site Address:
Madix, Inc.
20984 Al Hwy 9
Goodwater, AL 35072

Mailing Address:
Po Box 177, Goodwater, AL 35072

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 337215/ Showcase, Partition, Shelving, and Locker Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/08/2021

Emphasis: N:Amputate, L:Forklift

Close Case:03/03/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1839589 Yes
Inspection 1567766 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $15,849 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,849
Current Penalty $9,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,500
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 5A0001 02/04/2022 02/24/2022 $7,000 $10,566 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C07 III C 02/04/2022 02/24/2022 $2,500 $5,283 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 02001A Other 19100147 C05 II B 02/04/2022 02/24/2022 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 02001B Other 19100147 C05 II D 02/04/2022 02/24/2022 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 141772.015
Event: 12/03/2021
Employee Amputates Thumb In Improperly Programmed Press

At 1:00 p.m. on December 3, 2021, an employee (Press Brake Operator) was process ing parts on the 135 T Cincinnati Hydraulic Press Brake. Coworker #1 setup the b rake press in the computer and did not set the press at the appropriate .025 inc h setting, which stops the brake as a safety feature to allow the employee to in itiate a cycle with the foot pedal. The coworker either did not notice that the brake was set to 7 inches or mistakenly set the brake to 7 inches. When the brak e is set to 7 inches, the light curtain can be bypassed, which removes this safe ty feature. The greater setting is run on parts that are large and would set the light curtain off preventing the employee from braking the larger pieces of ste el. Coworker #2, a Forklift Operator, was talking to the employee about there be ing two different sizes of steel that she was braking, and was reminding her to stake them on separate pallets. When the employee turned away, not realized the error Coworker #1 had made setting up the press, she placed her right thumb betw een the upper and lower brake press dies as the press cycled. The employee amput ated her thumb as a result and was hospitalized.

Keywords:amputated, amputation, bypass, bypass guard, caught between, computer operated, die, die safety device, finger, foot control, foot pedal, foot-powered press, guard, inexperience, insufficient supervision, lack of wo

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1567764.015 Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified
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