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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $4,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,125
Current Penalty $2,725 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,725
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C06 I 06/22/2005 08/09/2005 $1,000 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100147 D03 06/22/2005 08/09/2005 $1,725 $2,625 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100212 A01 06/22/2005 06/27/2005 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02001 Other 19100132 D02 06/22/2005 08/09/2005 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200529733 Event: 04/12/2005Employee Amputates Four Fingers In A Dust Collector
On April 12, 2005, Employee #1 was helping a maintenance employee to troubleshoot a dust collection system. They opened an access door on an air lock tube to see if it was plugged. Employee #1 then stuck his hand up the tube to check for plugging. His right hand was caught in a moving air lock feeder, causing the amputation of four fingers. The dust collector was not locked out prior to maintenance. Employee #1 was unaware of the presence of the air lock. The maintenance activity was conducted in the dark, while it was raining. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, repair, finger, work rules, caught by, dust collector, lockout, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 115099640 Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators

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