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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300783354 - Kraco Enterprises Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera


Inspection Nr: 300783354
Report ID: 0950642
Open Date: 09/29/2003

Site Address:
Kraco Enterprises Inc
505 E Euclid Ave
Compton, CA 90224

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 326192/Resilient Floor Covering Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/18/2004

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Close Case:07/01/2006

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101054906
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $1,700 $0 $24,200
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
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 F 02/18/2004 03/02/2004 $0 $850 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 3314 H 02/18/2004 03/02/2004 $0 $850 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 02001 Serious 3314 A 02/18/2004 02/26/2004 $18,000 $22,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201057999
Event: 09/25/2003
Employee Injures Fingers While Repairing Press

At approximately 9:00 a.m. on September 25, 2003, Employee #1, an apprentice maintenance mechanic, was working for a manufacturer of rubber and carpet floor mats for the automobile industry. Employee #1 and a coworker were replacing two broken bolts out of a total of four bolts on a rubber press. They blocked the press with two jacks to prevent the bolster from falling. They removed the broken bolts and were in the process of replacing all four bolts. To align the four ram ears with the four threaded holes on the bottom of the bolster, the ram needed to be rotated. Due to the tight fitting gaskets in the ram, it was impossible to rotate it while the ram was static. For this reason, the ram had to be rotated while in motion (up or down). A third employee was required to activate the controls on the press to move the ram. The coworker raised the ram to what he thought was the highest position and, when he thought that Employee #1 was ready, he told the third employee to activate the controls. When activated, the ram went up instead of down. Employee #1 was holding the ram by the ears and his right hand middle and ring fingers were caught between the ram and the bolster, crushing them. He was transported to Saint Francis Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries. The investigation revealed that the ram was not blocked during the repair process and extension tools were not made available.

Keywords:maintenance, amputated, repair, finger, work rules, crushed, hand tool, press

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300783354 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Not specified mechanics and repairers
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