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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120307558 - Alcoa Fastening Systems

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 120307558Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 06/05/2002

Alcoa Fastening Systems
3000 W Lomita Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3452/Bolts, Nuts, Screws, Rivets, and Washers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/10/2002
Close Case:07/08/2009

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 $750 $0 $18,750
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $18,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 14300007 B03 10/10/2002 11/07/2002 $375 $375 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 4202 C 10/10/2002 11/07/2002 $375 $375 $0 -
  3. 02001 Serious 4211 B 10/10/2002 10/15/2002 $18,000 $18,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201034279Event: 05/22/2002Employee Injured While Operating Punch Press
On May 22, 2002, Employee #1 was working for Fairchild Fastener, an employer that manufactures industrial fasteners primarily for aerospace industries. The employee was operating a full revolution Benchmaster punch press, Model 1-7-3, with a 4-ton capacity. The actuation of the machine cycle depends on a simultaneous two-hand trip. The distance between the hand trip locations and the die/tool location was 15 inches. The employee was performing crimping/closing-in of the beam of Part Number TR 26036N1032-1 (about 0.5 inches in length) and was seated about 7 inches to 8 inches in front of the press. The employee was nearing the completion of the production run. During one of the cycles, after the employee actuated the two-hand trip system and as she reached out to pick up the finished part with her right hand, the slide with the tool came down again (without her actuating the two-hand trip) and smashed (over the bottom die) the tip of her right index finger. The employee was transported to Torrance Memorial Medical Center where the tip of her finger was amputated.
Keywords: amputated, finger, crushed, punch press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120307558 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machine operators, not specified

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