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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1572075.015 - Bulldog Rack Company

Inspection Information - Office: Columbus


Inspection Nr: 1572075.015
Report ID: 0522500
Date Opened: 01/11/2022

Site Address:
Bulldog Rack Company
709 North 5th St
Toronto, OH 43964

Mailing Address:
709 North 5th St, Toronto, OH 43964

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: 01/11/2022


Case Closed: 04/15/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1849783 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $22,334 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22,334
Current Penalty $11,167 $0 $0 $5,584 $0 $16,751
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 19100147 C01 02/25/2022 03/14/2022 $5,584 $11,167 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100212 A03 II 02/25/2022 03/14/2022 $11,167 $11,167 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 142661.015
Event: 01/04/2022
Employee Fractures Hand And Wrist When Caught In Machine

At 1:30 p.m. on January 4, 2022, Employee #1 was operating an employer-fabricate d machine to drill holes in pieces of I-beams. The machine was referred to as th e Auto Drilling machine. It had two motors, which transferred power to two drill bits for each motor. The overall width of the machine was 13 feet and 6 inches, and the working width was 10 feet and 11 inches. The depth was 2 feet and 4 inc hes, and the distance from the front edge to the point of operation was approxim ately 18 inches. The height from the floor to the rollers was 38.5 inches. The d rill bits each were 7/8 of an inch. After placing a section of I-beam in the mac hine, employees pushed a button to start the drills moving downward. The bits au tomatically raised after the holes were drilled, but there was another button to raise the bits, if necessary. While the machine was running and the bits were s till rotating, employees were instructed to remove the I-beam, turn it over and rotate it, and then reinsert it into the machine to repeat the process on the ot her side of the beam. The machine did not have guarding around the point of oper ation. Employee #1 reached into the machine to move the I-beam while the machine was running. His glove became caught in the rotating bits of the machine, and h is right hand and arm were pulled into the machine. A coworker saw what happened and hit all the stop buttons on the machine. Employee #1 sustained fractures to his right hand and wrist and was hospitalized.

Keywords:arm, beam, caught in, drill, drill bit, drill operator, drill press, fracture, glove, hand, machine operator, point of operation, rotating drill bit, rotating parts, start button, unguarded, wrist

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1572075.015 Hospitalized injury Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators
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