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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119983039 - Hellwig Suspension Accessories

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 119983039Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 01/04/2002

Hellwig Suspension Accessories
16237 Avenue 296
Visalia, CA 93292
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3714/Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/04/2002
Close Case:11/19/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $300 $0 $14,700
Current Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $300 $0 $14,700
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 4302 A 01/27/2002 02/28/2002 $300 $300 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 4206 A 01/28/2002 02/28/2002 $14,400 $14,400 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170870588Event: 08/01/2001Employee Amputates Fingers When Caught In Machine
On August 1, 2001, Employee #1, a machine operator, was assigned to press bushings. Since the regular press was out of service and was being repaired, Hannifin Press Number 131 was put into service to complete the task. Employee #1 was assigned to a sway bar assembly on the Hannifin Press which was not adequate for the task, because it exposed Employee #1's hands to a pinch point. Employee #1 had to expose his hands to the ram while pushing in the sway bar. While positioning the bushing on the work piece, Employee #1 accidentally stepped on the pedal and cycled the machine. His fingers were caught in the machine, amputating two of them. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injuries. Employee #1 was not instructed or trained on this equipment.
Keywords: amputated, finger, machinist, work rules, foot-powered press, untrained, press, unguarded, ram
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119983039 Hospitalized injury Amputation Extruding and forming machine operators

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