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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119820926 - Westwood Products

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 119820926Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 03/04/2002

Westwood Products
16200 Illinois Ave
Paramount, CA 90723
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5712/Furniture Stores

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/16/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/01/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 1 4
Current Violations 1 2 1 4
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $14,000 $275 $0 $26,875
Current Penalty $3,710 $0 $7,700 $275 $0 $11,685
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 461 C 04/15/2002 05/15/2002 $275 $275 $0 -
  2. 01002 Repeat 3314 F 04/15/2002 05/15/2002 $1,400 $1,400 $0 -
  3. 02001 Repeat 4075 A 04/15/2002 04/29/2002 $6,300 $12,600 $0 09/09/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 03001 Serious 3314 A 04/15/2002 04/29/2002 $3,710 $12,600 $0 09/09/2002 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201795234Event: 02/20/2002Employee Has Laceration And Tendon Damage In Arm
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on February 20, 2002, Employee #1, a new employee of eight months, was cleaning the rollers of a roller coater in Building Number 2 for the second time. Employee #1 had cleaned a smaller vertical roller coater, called an Edge Printer, that was located in this building many times. The location of the blades on the Edge Printer necessitated cleaning the rollers on the outlet side to eliminate the in-running rolls hazard. His employer said he only used a lockout procedure for maintenance not for cleaning. Other employees and his employer stated that they never unplug or lockout machinery prior to cleaning. Employee #1 did not shut the machine off, unplug the machine, or deenergize the rollers before cleaning them. His employer did not provide extension tools to prevent employees from getting their hands caught in the in-running rolls of the roller coater. Employee #1 was using a hand held rag to clean the rollers. The rag became caught in the in-running rolls and Employee #1's right hand and arm were pushed through the rollers. A coworker was cleaning the adjacent roller coater when the accident occurred. The coworker pressed the off button to stop the roller coaster Employee #1 was caught in. Employee #1 was taken to Suburban Medical Center, where he remained for 4 days for treatment for extensive lacerations and tendon damage on his right arm.
Keywords: tendon, cleaning, lockout, roller--mach/part, laceration, arm, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119820926 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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