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Inspection: 300782125 - Universal Molding Co

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

 

Inspection Nr: 300782125
Report ID: 0950642
Open Date: 06/13/2003

Site Address:
Universal Molding Co
10807 Stanford Ave
Lynwood, CA 90262

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:3354

NAICS: 331316/Aluminum Extruded Product Manufacturing


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/13/2003

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing

Emphasis:

Close Case:09/13/2010


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101054484
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $24,750 $0 $0 $850 $0 $25,600
Current Penalty $18,315 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,315
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. 01001 Other 3314 H 10/29/2003 11/08/2003 $0 $850 $0 02/22/2005 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 02001 Serious 3314 C 10/29/2003 10/08/2003 $315 $6,750 $0 02/22/2005 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 03001 Serious 3314 A 10/29/2003 11/08/2003 $18,000 $18,000 $0 02/22/2005 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201057601
Event: 06/13/2003
Employee Hospitalized After Severely Lacerating His Arm

At approximately 10:25 a.m. on June 13, 2003, an employee was cutting slots in aluminum molding. According to the employee, the saw blades had been replaced a half-hour before the accident. When it became apparent that the 10-inch saw blade was cutting too deeply into the aluminum, he went to get pliers to adjust the guide screw. He turned off the machine with the On/Off button at the front of the machine, but did not lockout the electrical power of the machine. He then reached for the guide screw to adjust the blade. He dropped the pliers on the left side of the saw and reached in with his left arm to retrieve the pliers. At that moment the machine started to run with his arm still in contact with the saw blade. His arm was severely lacerated his arm. After the accident, the employee was transported to Saint Francis Hospital where he was admitted and treated for his injuries.

Keywords:lockout, saw, caught between, laceration, arm, blade

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300782125 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Machine operators, not specified
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