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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 2827038 - Mack Trucks Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 2


Inspection Nr: 2827038
Report ID: 0352420
Date Opened: 02/14/1985

Site Address:
Mack Trucks Inc
1999 Pennsylvania Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/04/1985

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Case Closed: 10/08/1985

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360759112
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $370 $0 $0 $0 $0 $370
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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 19100212 A01 03/20/1985 03/23/1985 $0 $370 $0 03/28/1985 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 14457683
Event: 01/26/1985
Employee'S Fingertip Amputated In Drill Machine

Employee #1 was operating a La Maines three-station Rehnberg-Jacobson drill and tapper, #1759, in Department 110. At the machine's first and second stations, holes were drilled into engine blocks. At the third station, the holes were tapped, threading them in and out of the machine. The engine blocks were fed into the stations by hand. Employee #1 was having trouble pushing engine blocks into the drill at the first station; several of the rollers were worn and the engine blocks had to be pushed very hard. After showing this problem to his supervisor, Employee #1 went to the third station and pushed in an engine block. He pushed too hard and it went too far into the machine. He put his left hand on top of the engine block and pulled it back, put the clamps down, and began bringing the tapper head down. When he realized that his glove was caught between the clamp and the engine block, Employee #1 reversed the operation, raising the tapper head and the clamps. He removed his hand from the top of the engine block and completed the operation. When Employee #1 returned to the first station, he noticed that blood was running from his left glove and found that the tip of his little finger had been amputated. He was hospitalized for his injuries. He had been working overtime on the day of the accident. He had not been performing his regular duties, but had operated the La Maines machine sporadically for the past 13 years. During that time, he had also trained others in its operation. He explained that he had always told them to keep their hands off the top of the engine block, but that he placed his hand there sometimes.

Keywords:amputated, finger, glove, work rules, caught by, drill press, press operator

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2827038 Hospitalized injury Amputation Drilling and boring machine operators
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