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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119623783 - Modern Stainless & Design Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office

Nr: 119623783Report ID: 0950615Open Date: 04/24/2002

Modern Stainless & Design Inc.
590 Santana Drive
Cloverdale, CA 95425
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3443/Fabricated Plate Work (Boiler Shops)

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/21/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/21/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $28,800 $0 $0 $300 $0 $29,100
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $300 $0 $5,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 10/02/2002 10/07/2002 $300 $300 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3203 A07 D 10/02/2002 10/07/2002 $2,500 $14,400 $0 10/30/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03003 Serious 3383 A 10/02/2002 10/07/2002 $2,500 $14,400 $0 10/30/2002 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170842512Event: 04/23/2002Employee'S Wrist Cut By Sheet Metal
An employee was working on a Blue Valley Circle Shear, Model number 65B, Serial number 102, which had a 0.375 in. capacity. He was positioned on the out-feed side of the machine and another employee, who is a machine operator and his supervisor, was standing on the other side of the shear. He was manually flexing a 10-gauge sheet of stainless steel when it broke free from the sheared sheet stock. This piece struck the employee on his lower left arm near his wrist causing a deep laceration that severed muscles and nerves. He was not trained on this particular machine or assignment and was not wearing protective clothing for this operation. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: shearing machine, shear, sheet metal, ppe, laceration, struck by, arm, untrained
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119623783 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators

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