Inspection: 310515689 - American Showa, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Cincinnati
American Showa, Inc.
960 Cherry Street
Blanchester, OH 45107
, , 00000
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 336330/Motor Vehicle Steering and Suspension Components (except Spring) Manufacturing
Inspection Type: Complaint
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 11/03/2006
Case Closed: 08/01/2007
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||19100147 C04 II||01/16/2007||01/26/2007||$1,250||$2,500||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|2.||01002||Serious||19100147 C06 I||01/16/2007||01/26/2007||$1,250||$2,500||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|3.||01003||Serious||19100212 A03 II||01/16/2007||01/26/2007||$2,750||$5,000||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|4.||02001||Repeat||19100147 C07 I||01/16/2007||01/26/2007||$6,250||$12,500||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|5.||02002||Repeat||19100147 D03||01/16/2007||01/26/2007||$12,500||$25,000||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|6.||02003||Repeat||19100147 D04 I||01/16/2007||01/26/2007||$12,500||$25,000||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|7.||02004||Repeat||19100212 A01||01/16/2007||01/26/2007||$12,500||$25,000||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
On January 20, 2006, Employee #1 was operating a teeth-hardening machine on a rack manufacturing line, rack Line Number 2. The machine hardened the teeth section of a rack used in the steering mechanism for automobiles. Hardening occurred through a 200-ampere, 300-volts heater for the teeth section. Employee #1 was hand loading the machine with a rack when the machine cycled. His hand was caught in the center holding device, clamps, and the gate, movable barrier device. A coworker stopped the machine before heat was applied. The holding device crushed Employee #1's right index finger with possible nerve damage and caused lacerations and contusions to his right hand.
Keywords:fracture, finger, work rules, caught by, lockout, caught between, laceration, struck by, nip point, hand
|1||310515689||Non Hospitalized injury||Fracture||Machine operators, not specified|