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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1572763.015 - Multi-Plastics Extrusions Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Wilkes-Barre


Inspection Nr: 1572763.015
Report ID: 0317700
Open Date: 01/14/2022

Site Address:
Multi-Plastics Extrusions Inc.
600 Dietrich Ave.
Hazleton, PA 18201

Mailing Address:
600 Dietrich Ave., Hazleton, PA 18201

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 326113/Unlaminated Plastics Film and Sheet (except Packaging) Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Planned

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/14/2022

Emphasis: P:Amputate, N:Amputate

Close Case:07/28/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1845195 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $11,491 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,491
Current Penalty $11,491 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,491
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 19100147 C06 I 04/29/2022 05/11/2022 $4,754 $4,754 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Serious 19100212 A01 04/29/2022 $6,737 $6,737 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 145110.015
Event: 12/18/2021
Employee'S Finger Is Amputated In In-Going Nip Point

At 1:07 p.m. on December 18, 2021, an employee was operating plastic extrusion l ine when a hot formed piece of window trim became stuck in the sizing line. The employee grabbed needle-nose pliers and attempted to remove the stuck piece when her hand was pulled into a nip point of a roller. The employee's finger was pin ched between the pliers and the metal sizing line equipment and she was stuck in the machine for seven minutes. The sizing line was very hot and the needle nose pliers also became hot. The employee experienced crushing and thermal burn inju ries to her left index finger. The employee was hospitalized and tip of her inde x finger was surgically amputated on December 27th.

Keywords:amputated, amputation, burn, caught in, clearing, crushed, extrusion, finger, fingertip, hot plastic, jammed, line clearance, nip point, partial amputation, pinched, plastic, plastic mfg, production line, pulled in, rol

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1572763.015 Hospitalized injury Extruding and forming machine operators
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