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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $590 $0 $0 $0 $0 $590
Current Penalty $590 $0 $0 $0 $0 $590
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100217 C 2 IA 07/19/1989 07/22/1989 $590 $590 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100217 F 2 07/19/1989 07/22/1989 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 892141 Event: 05/25/1989Employee'S Finger Injured In Scrap Cutter
Employee #1 was testing die components for proper alignment using an Equip-Aide Engineering Ltd. press, serial #0020-0470, model #01-20 (2), company designation Tapco-1165. He started the press on automatic and went around to the side of the machine, effectively bypassing the operation's light curtain. He reached his right hand near the die area to feel the left rear bushing and was caught by the rear scrap cutter, sustaining severe lacerations and a fracture of the right ring finger between the nail base and the first joint. Causal factors improper training in safe installation procedures, misjudgment of a hazardous situation, bypassing an effective light curtain guard, and lack of guarding on the left side of the press.
Keywords: fracture, finger, work rules, caught by, laceration, untrained, press, unguarded, blind reaching, machine--misc
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108432055 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Punching and stamping press machine operators

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