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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120226642 - Hydrospin Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 120226642Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 09/28/2004

Hydrospin Inc
5281 Research Dr
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3443/Fabricated Plate Work (Boiler Shops)
NAICS: 332313/Plate Work Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/22/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/30/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $840 $0 $18,840
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $840 $0 $18,840
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B01 12/30/2004 01/27/2005 $375 $375 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3664 A 12/30/2004 01/27/2005 $465 $465 $0 -
  3. 02001 Serious 4184 B 12/30/2004 01/07/2005 $18,000 $18,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201036373Event: 09/02/2004Employee In Injured While Operating Draw Bench Machine
On September 2, 2004, Employee #1, a machine operator for a company that manufactures cylinders, pressure vessels, and aluminum shells for self contained breathing apparatuses, was operating a draw bench. The manufacturer of the machine is MJC Engineering of Huntington Beach and it was custom built for the employer. Therefore, no model or serial numbers were assigned to the machine. The draw bench consists of a ram or punch, which moves horizontally and is actuated by a lever. The ram center height is 40 inches from the floor and the maximum horizontal distance the ram travels is 24 inches. At the other end of the machine bed, which looks similar to an engine lathe, there is a die that is mounted inside a die holder. The tip if the ram or punch, with a part attached, advances towards the die and the job, inside the die, assumes the interior profile of the die. The punch travel is then reversed and the part being produced is then stripped out at the die end. While the machine was going through one of its operation cycles, Employee #1 manipulated the control lever with his left hand and placed his right hand on the job which was just loaded on the punch. The tip of his thumb on his right hand became caught between the ram and the part. Employee #1 stopped the controls and called for help. Some coworkers came to his assistance and reversed the punch in order for Employee #1 to release his hand. Employee #1 was transported to UCI Medical Center in Irvine, CA, where he was hospitalized and treated for the amputation of the tip of his right thumb. The accident investigation revealed that there was no provision, such as a guard or point of operation device in place to avoid injury. Employee #1 was wearing gloves on both his hands at the time of the accident.
Keywords: amputated, finger, guard, pinned, safety control line, machine operator, work station, lockout, caught between
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120226642 Hospitalized injury Amputation Fabricating machine operators, n.e.c.

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