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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120316971 - Samco Scientific Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 120316971Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 12/30/2002

Samco Scientific Corporation
1050 Arroyo Avenue
San Fernando, CA 91340
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3089/Plastics Products, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/30/2003
Close Case:12/20/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362519050    

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 342 A 04/30/2003 05/14/2003 $375 $375 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3314 F 04/30/2003 05/14/2003 $375 $375 $0 -
  3. 02001 Serious 3314 A 04/30/2003 05/14/2003 $18,000 $18,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201115086Event: 11/01/2002Employee Fractures Finger In Blow-Molding Machine
At 2:50 p.m. on November 1, 2002, the blow-molding machine Number 2 at production room Number 1 had a problem with flowing plastic. The maintenance supervisor assigned Employee #1 to fix the machine. The production room Number 1 team leader helped Employee #1 fix the machine by pressing the ON-OFF buttons when Employee #1 told her to do so. Employee #1 tried to straighten the plastic flowing. He cut the hot plastic with his right middle finger. The mold closed up and caught his right middle finger. His finger was fractured and had partial lacerations. Both employees failed to put the machine in "HAND" position, and Employee #1 did not use an extension tool to cut the hot plastic. Employee #1 was taken to Holy Cross Hospital.
Keywords: fracture, finger, machinist, molding machine
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120316971 Hospitalized injury Fracture Not specified mechanics and repairers

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