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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1217465.015 - Poly Pak America, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 1217465.015Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 03/14/2017

Poly Pak America, Inc.
4172 Bandini Blvd.
Vernon, CA 90058
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 326111/Plastics Bag Manufacturing
Mailing: 2939 E. Washington Blvd., Vernon, CA 90058

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/29/2017
Close Case:01/14/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $27,000 $0 $0 $1,875 $0 $28,875
Current Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $900 $0 $9,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(A) 08/29/2017 10/02/2017 $900 $1,125 $0 10/25/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  2. 01002 Other 3328(C) 08/29/2017 $0 $750 $0 10/25/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
Deleted 3. 02001 Serious 3314(C) 08/29/2017 $0 $9,000 $0 10/25/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  4. 03001 Serious 4002(A) 08/29/2017 09/08/2017 $9,000 $18,000 $0 10/25/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 93911.015Event: 03/07/2017Employee Fractures Hand When Caught In Machine Rollers
At 9:45 p.m. on March 7, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a plastic bags manufacturer, was operating a slitter machine in the facility's conversion area. He was trying to direct the plastic trimmings into the vacuum tubes for disposal. Employee #1 placed his left hand near the rollers to guide the trim. His hand became caught in the machine rollers. The emergency stop cord on the slitter machine failed to operate. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was freed from the machine and transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured left hand.
Keywords: plastic mfg, inadequate maint, maintenance, machine guarding, roller--mach/part, caught between, frac tank, hand, slitter, caught in
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1217465.015 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial machinery repairers

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