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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1580960.015 - Dixon Ticonderoga Company

Inspection Information - Office: Appleton


Inspection Nr: 1580960.015
Report ID: 0521100
Date Opened: 03/02/2022

Site Address:
Dixon Ticonderoga Company
1097 Ehlers Road
Neenah, WI 54956

Mailing Address:
2525 N. Casaloma Drive, Appleton, WI 54913

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 322230 

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/02/2022

Emphasis: N:Amputate

Case Closed: 07/15/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1870021 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $29,004 $0 $72,510 $0 $0 $101,514
Current Penalty $7,251 $0 $27,749 $0 $0 $35,000
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 C01 06/08/2022 $7,251 $14,502 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01001B Serious 19100147 D 06/08/2022 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01001C Serious 19100147 C07 I B 06/08/2022 $0 $14,502 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 02001 Repeat 19100147 C04 II 06/08/2022 $27,749 $72,510 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 144169.015
Event: 02/24/2022
Employee Amputates Fingers When Contacting Moving Fan Blades

At 6:00 a.m. on February 24, 2022, an employee was unjamming the blower for the Kugler-Womako binding machine. The employee was the machine operator for the Kug ler-Womako, Machine No. MK00303, which had a Blower Application Co., Equipment 3 B attached. The Kugler-Womako put the wire bindings on the sketch pad and utili zed paper cardboard to prevent the wire from tangling. The paper cardboard trav els through a suction chute to the Blower Application chipper/blower fan where i t would be cut into small pieces before proceeding through the line to the final collection point. The chipper/blower fan had clogged with material, so the emp loyee used a screwdriver to remove the hose on the infeed side in order to clear the jam. The chipper/blower fan was not shut down nor locked out before enteri ng the equipment. The chipper/blower opening was located approximately 24 inche s above the floor. As the employee placed his hand in the machine to unjam it, his hand was sucked in and made contact to the rotating blades inside. The empl oyee quickly yelled for help and was able to pull his hand out. The company pro vided medical attention before transporting to the emergency room. There were n o direct witnesses to the incident but heard the yells after it had occurred. T he employee amputated his right fingers. The employee was hospitalized.

Keywords:amputated, amputation, caught in, chipper, fan blade, finger, jammed, lockout/tagout, machine operator, paper binding machin, rotating parts

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1580960.015 Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
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