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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 4002 A 01/13/2004 02/13/2004 $18,000 $18,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170843619 Event: 01/05/2004Employee Amputates Finger In Garnett Machine
At 11:30 a.m. on January 5, 2004, Employee #1, a mechanic, worked on a garnett machine Number 3, at the Prison Industries Authority mattress refurbishing plant at San Quentin Prison. Employee #1's job was to enter the unguarded area inside the fence to stick the expanded cotton to direct it up the conveyor. He opened the perimeter guard fence and went inside the guard to perform this task using a wooden handle. Upon completion, he turned and started walking out. He tripped on a shaft across the pathway and started falling forward. He stuck out his hand to stop his fall, and his right index finger went into a pinch point between a chain and sprocket drive on the machine, which was in operation at that time. His finger was amputated down to the base knuckle. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: chain, amputated, finger, machine operator, perimeter guarding, tripped, fence, sprocket, cotton, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119634590 Hospitalized injury Amputation Textile sewing machine operators

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