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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $2,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,250
Current Penalty $110 $0 $0 $300 $0 $410
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3942 A 11/03/1995 11/08/1995 $300 $1,125 $0 11/14/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 4185 11/03/1995 11/08/1995 $110 $1,125 $0 11/14/1995 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170204663 Event: 08/01/1995Employee'S Finger Amputated In Drill Press
At about 4:45 p.m. on August 8, 1995, at Continental Baking Company at Interstate Brands Corp., San Francisco, CA. Employee #1, an journeyman engineer for approximately eight years, was performing his regularly assigned job. He was in the cake engineer's shop and was using a drill press to change the drill bit in the chuck. He was tightening the chuck and his hand was on the chuck key handle when the drill press started. He yelled that he was hurt. Employee #1 required hospitalization for an amputated finger. Although the press is equipped with a foot pedal, it would continue to operate even when a foot was removed from the pedal. The switch could be moved on or off by a sudden move, such as hitting the machine or jerking it. A guard for the foot switch had been made in house but it was ineffective.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, inadequate maint, finger, work rules, caught by, lockout, drill press, mech malfunction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119617546 Hospitalized injury Amputation Industrial engineers

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