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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 109177329 - Optical Polymers International Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Bridgeport

Nr: 109177329Report ID: 0111500Open Date: 08/28/2008

Optical Polymers International Llc
110 West Main Street
Milford, CT 06460
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3089/Plastics Products, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 326199/All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/02/2008
Close Case:01/21/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202628681 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $8,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,750
Current Penalty $6,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/07/2009 02/09/2009 $1,750 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C02 III 01/07/2009 02/09/2009 $1,750 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100147 C04 I 01/07/2009 05/09/2009 $1,750 $2,500 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  4. 01004A Serious 19100147 C07 I 01/07/2009 05/09/2009 $850 $1,250 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  5. 01004B Serious 19100147 C06 I 01/07/2009 05/09/2009 $0 $0 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201523206Event: 06/03/2008Two Employees Are Injured In Elevator Accident
On June 3, 2008, Employees #1 and #2 and coworkers #3, #4 and #5 were attempting to remove a parts tray stuck between a small parts elevator and the second floor. Employee #1 sat on the floor in the opening with his legs, head and shoulders inside the elevator as he was pulling on the tray, while stomping his feet on the floor of the elevator. Employee #1 was attempting to get the elevator to move a few inches so he could remove the tray. At the same time, Employee #2 was holding down the interlocking device on the elevator door and pressing the down button, in an attempt to get the elevator to move a few inches as well. The elevator moved downward, pinning Employee #1's torso between the top of the elevator and the floor. After several minutes, Employees #2, and coworkers #3, #4 and #5 were able to remove Employee #1 from the elevator. Employee #1 sustained a compression fracture of the lower spine and a compound fracture of the left lowest rib. Employee #1 was hospitalized, where he underwent surgery. Employee #2 developed severe chest pains while trying to extricate Employee #1 and was hospitalized for a heart attack. Coworkers #3, #4 and #5 sustained minor injuries and were treated and released from the hospital, but their injuries were not recorded.
Keywords: heart, fracture, spine, heart attack, pinned, caught between, rib, struck by, elevator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109177329 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
2 109177329 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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