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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 112162250 - American Fiber Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 112162250Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 08/11/1992

American Fiber Inc
5770 Peachtree
Commerce, CA 90040
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2392/House furnishing, Except Curtains and Draperies

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/24/1992
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/30/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
Current Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3330 A 08/24/1992 09/14/1992 $4,500 $4,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170156541Event: 07/21/1992Employee'S Fingers Amputated By Locked-Out Machine
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on July 21, 1992, Employee #1 was working on a Ricker #1 in the garnett area. The machine, which had been locked out, does not stop immediately when electrically disconnected. Employee #1 opened the back vent of the machine and inserted his left hand into the danger zone. He sustained the partial amputation of his thumb and index finger and the amputation of his other fingers. Employee #1 was taken to Spectrum Industrial Clinic, treated and released. He was not hospitalized and is now being treated as an outpatient. A citation was issued and the employer was advised to enforce safety rules to prevent any such accident in the future.
Keywords: garnett machine, amputated, finger, work rules, thumb, point of operation
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112162250 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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