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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300762929 - Western Engraving

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office


Inspection Nr: 300762929
Report ID: 0950635
Date Opened: 01/08/2002

Site Address:
Western Engraving
3870 Del Amo Blvd 501
Torrance, CA 90503

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/05/2002

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Case Closed: 09/13/2010

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362405102
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $21,600 $0 $0 $500 $0 $22,100
Current Penalty $13,500 $0 $0 $425 $0 $13,925
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 342 A 03/01/2002 03/06/2002 $250 $250 $0 -  
2. 01002 Other 3203 A 03/01/2002 03/15/2002 $175 $250 $0 03/11/2002 W - Empr Withdrew  
3. 02001 Serious 3210 A 03/01/2002 03/08/2002 $2,700 $4,050 $0 03/11/2002 W - Empr Withdrew  
4. 03001 Serious 4302 A 03/01/2002 03/08/2002 $10,800 $13,500 $0 03/11/2002 W - Empr Withdrew  
5. 04001 Other 3270 B 03/01/2002 03/08/2002 $0 $4,050 $0 03/11/2002 W - Empr Withdrew  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201034014
Event: 11/01/2001
Employee'S Finger Amputated While Using Unguarded Saw

On November 1, 2001, Employee #1, a temp from one of the four temp agencies contracted by the employer, was engaged in the manufacture of rubber stamps in varying sizes from 1.75 to 4.0 inches in length. The rubber stamps are glued onto pieces of wood that are cut in the company's cutting room, using a 10-inch contractors' table saw. Employee #1 was instructed to cut several pieces of wood at one time and to hold them with both hands, particularly with the right thumb and middle finger, clamping the pieces of wood together. During this process, the right forefinger was in the air, pointed in the direction of the blade. While he was cutting the wood, he was pushed backwards from the "kicking back" action of the wood that he was crosscutting, and his right forefinger contacted the unguarded saw blade, amputating his right forefinger. The employee was hospitalized. The causal factor of the accident was the failure of the employer to install a guard on the table saw and to train the employee.

Keywords:amputated, finger, work rules, struck against, unguarded, table saw

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300762929 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported
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