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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120553565 - Meco Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 6

Nr: 120553565Report ID: 0454716Open Date: 08/19/1994

Meco Corporation
1500 Industrial Rd.
Greeneville, TN 37744
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2514/Metal Household Furniture
Mailing: P. O. Box 1000, Greeneville, TN 37744

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/19/1994
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/26/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,900
Current Penalty $4,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100217 B07 III 09/14/1994 09/20/1994 $4,900 $4,900 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 978254Event: 08/15/1994Employee #1'S Fingers Amputated In Power Press
Employee #1 was operating a 105 ton Verson press when the press "locked up." A coworker had the key for the control package and put the press into the "inch" mode. Employee #1 used the dual palm buttons to inch the ram back to the start position. As he told the coworker to reset the control to "single stroke," he reached to place a work piece into the die. As the key was turned, the ram cycled and amputated three of Employee #1's fingers. Because the "inch" mode movement apparently never ran completely to the top, the protection package sensed that it should "run" or cycle.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, work rules, control lever, point of operation, manual mat handling, press operator, press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120553565 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous precision metal workers

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