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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300855038 - Nursery Supplies Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office


Inspection Nr: 300855038
Report ID: 0950631
Open Date: 06/05/2002

Site Address:
Nursery Supplies Inc
534 W Struck Ave
Orange, CA 92667

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/04/2002

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Close Case:08/15/2003

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362359200
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $25,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,200
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $325 $0 $18,325
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 Serious 3999 B 10/04/2002 10/27/2002 $18,000 $18,000 $0 -  
2. 02001 Other 4185 10/04/2002 10/27/2002 $325 $7,200 $0 A - Amendment  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201142635
Event: 05/31/2002
Employees Fingers Amputated When Placed Into Conveyor

At approximately 6:00 a.m., on May 31, 2002, Employee #1 was working at the exit point of the conveyor section of the blow-molding machine where the plastic pots come out. Employee #1's task was to remove the pots from the conveyor and place them into a basket for further processing. One of the pots coming down the conveyor got turned sideways to the normal path of travel, which Employee #1 thought was going to jam the conveyor. Employee #1 reached into the Plexiglas enclosure around the conveyor and tried to straighten the pot. Employee #1 got her left ring finger caught in the chain drive of the conveyor. Employee #1 lost about a half inch of her fingertip including a quarter inch of bone. This employer is engaged in the manufacture of plastic pots of various sizes to be used by nurseries for household plants. Several automated blow-molding machines are used for this operation. This accident occurred on Blow Mold Machine Number 20. Employee #1 was taken to UCI Medical Center for treatment.

Keywords:chain, amputated, pot, finger, molding machine, conveyor

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300855038 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Fabricating machine operators, n.e.c.
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