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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $420 $0 $0 $0 $0 $420
Current Penalty $420 $0 $0 $0 $0 $420
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 10012 A 10/10/1986 10/16/1986 $420 $420 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 734160 Event: 08/12/1986Hand Caught In High Temperature Die-Casting Mold
Employee #1 was setting up a die cast machine. The machine was making a test run when Employee #1 noted that the lube spray was not adjusted properly. He opened the door, which was interlocked. All the light indicators showed that the machine was off and would not operate. Employee #1 placed his hand in the point of operation to adjust the spray nozzle. The machine suddenly activated and closed on Employee #1's hand. The machine head was heated to 700 degrees on the melt side and 500 degrees on the other side. Employee #1 suffered severe burns to his right hand, which had to be amputated above the wrist. The die cast machine is an Amvet die caster, Model No. H-50-ZX (Serial No. 3017), 50-ton mold machine. The machine door was provided with a squared microswitch, which malfunctioned.
Keywords: die, hand, burn, maintenance, interlock, lockout, point of operation, die casting machine, mold, high temperature
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 105426266 Occupation Not Listed

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