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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1575906.015 - Miller Waste Mills, Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Appleton


Inspection Nr: 1575906.015
Report ID: 0521100
Date Opened: 02/02/2022

Site Address:
Miller Waste Mills, Incorporated
1016 School Street
Two Rivers, WI 54241

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 197, Two Rivers, WI 54241

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 313110 

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/02/2022

Emphasis: N:Amputate

Case Closed: 04/28/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1859185 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $51,800 $0 $0 $51,800
Current Penalty $14,502 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,502
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. 01001A Serious 19100147 C04 II B 03/11/2022 $14,502 $51,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01001B Serious 19100147 D 03/11/2022 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 143329.015
Event: 01/26/2022
Employee Amputates Finger In Nip Point On Belt Reducer

At 7:45 a.m. on January 26, 2022, an employee was performing cleaning and stripp ing activities on a Davis and Furber #11 card machine. The employee was by the t hird breaker, finishing doffer by manually turning the hand wheel. This was done to ensure the material would continue through the machine while cleaning was do ne. Without manually turning the wheel the product would jam in the machine. The hand wheel was approximately 40 inches in diameter. To the right of the wheel w as a gear reducer, approximately 18 inches from the center of the hand wheel to the in-running nip point, which was still rotating. The employee was rotating th e wheel when his hand slipped and was pulled into the in-running nip point of th e belts. The employee suffered an amputation of his middle finger and was treat ed without hospitalization.

Keywords:amputated, amputation, belt, cleaning, finger, hand, nip point, paper machine, pulled in, stripping machine, wheel

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1575906.015 Non Hospitalized injury
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