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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111437034 - Bayview Plywood Co Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 1

Nr: 111437034Report ID: 1055310Open Date: 01/05/1994

Bayview Plywood Co Inc
1178 Water Tank Rd Bldg B
Burlington, WA 98233
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2421/Sawmills and Planing Mills, General
Mailing: Po Box 608, Burlington, WA 98233

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/04/1994
Close Case:04/25/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral902099084 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $375 $0 $0 $0 $0 $375
Current Penalty $375 $0 $0 $0 $0 $375
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 0241653501 04/08/1994 02/04/1994 $375 $375 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170004212Event: 01/05/1994Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Plywood Clipper
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on December 12, 1993, Employee #1 and two coworkers were working a scarfer machine making specialty plywood. Employee #1 was the press operator and a coworker was the off-bearer who removed the plywood after it came through the clipper. Another coworker was the loader; his work station is at the far end of the scarfer machine. The off bearer said that the plywood came through the clipper but was not trimmed to the proper lengths. At that time, Employee #1 came to the back of the clipper (between the coworker and the clipper) and was trying to feed plywood back through the clipper when his left hand slipped into the clipper under the knife. At the same time the plywood slid sideways under the electric eye that trips the clipper. Four fingers on Employee #1's left hand were amputated. There was no guard on the clipper and no device to render the electric eye inoperable.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, slip, saw, lumber, automatic restart, hand, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111437034 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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