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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 18155069 - F.M. Howell & Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Syracuse


Inspection Nr: 18155069
Report ID: 0215800
Open Date: 09/01/1992

Site Address:
F.M. Howell & Co.
Hatch & Seventh St.
Elmira, NY 14902

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 286, Elmira, NY 14902

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Complaint

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/16/1992

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Close Case:11/19/1992

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Complaint 72074198 Yes
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
Current Penalty $3,375 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,375
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. 01001A Serious 19100147 C01 10/27/1992 10/31/1992 $3,375 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01001B Serious 19100212 A03 II 10/27/1992 10/31/1992 $0 $0 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170395727
Event: 09/01/1992
Employee'S Lower Arm Amputated By Mold Machine

Employee #1 was helping to restart Thermomold machine 2536. As the machine was being restarted, she reached under the cut-out die and her lower left arm was amputated. The machine's barrier guard had been removed so the machine could be cleaned. No blocking or other lockout measures were used.

Keywords:die, amputated, barrier guard, blocks, molding machine, work rules, lockout, arm, unguarded, inattention

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18155069 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported
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