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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 123285173 - Simkins Industries, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Bridgeport

Nr: 123285173Report ID: 0111500Open Date: 10/20/1998

Simkins Industries, Inc.
260 East Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2671/Packaging Paper and Plastics Film, Coated and Laminated

Inspection Type:Complaint
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/16/1998
Close Case:10/19/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint201513298 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $12,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,500
Current Penalty $6,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C02 III 12/22/1998 12/28/1998 $1,250 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C06 I 12/22/1998 04/26/1999 $1,250 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100147 C08 12/22/1998 12/28/1998 $1,250 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100212 A01 12/22/1998 01/26/1999 $3,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201520426Event: 10/14/1998Employee Injured When Hand Pulled Into Rollers
At approximately 10:15 a.m., a damaged roll of paper was brought down for repair to the Number 2 beater. Employee #1 placed the roll on the round, metal anvil and turned the machine on. Turning the machine activates the rollers on top of the concrete wall. Employee #1 then took the end of the paper and attempted to feed the paper into the rollers. On the first attempt, the paper broke. On the second try, the paper was lying on the rollers but was not feeding through so the Employee #1 took his left hand and tapped down on the paper. When the paper caught, Employee #1's left hand was also pulled into the roller. Employee #1 could not reach the control box of the un-winder since he was stuck and the un-winder was in a remote location. Employee #1 reported that it was about seven minutes before the first employee came by and observed the situation. The coworker attempted to turn the un-winder off but did not know how. Another coworker was able to turn the un-winder off. Several unsuccessful attempts were made to free Employee #1. Emergency personnel finally were able to free Employee #1 and took him to the hospital where he was admitted for his injuries.
Keywords: stuck, caught by, paper roll, roller--mach/part, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123285173 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Machine operators, not specified

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