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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1244998.015 - American Excelsior Company

Inspection Information - Office: Eau Clair

Nr: 1244998.015Report ID: 0523900Open Date: 07/06/2017

American Excelsior Company
831 Pioneer Ave.
Rice Lake, WI 54868
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 321999/All Other Miscellaneous Wood Product Manufacturing
Mailing: P.O. Box 391, Rice Lake, WI 54868

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/06/2017
Emphasis: P:Amputate, N:AmputateClose Case:11/22/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1231216 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $25,350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,350
Current Penalty $8,875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,875
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100147 C04 II 11/08/2017 11/24/2017 $8,875 $12,675 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100147 D03 11/08/2017 11/24/2017 $0 $12,675 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01001C Serious 19100147 D04 I 11/08/2017 11/24/2017 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 96888.015Event: 06/21/2017Employee'S Fingertip Is Amputated When Caught By Nip Point
At 2:30 a.m. on June 21, 2017, an employee was removing a knife block from an excelsior machine so that it could be sharpened. The employee's knee slipped off the knee pad switch that was holding the pocket open in order for the knife block to be removed. As a result, the fingertip of his right ring finger became caught in a nip point and was amputated.
Keywords: caught in, lockout/tagout, nip point, amputation, finger, amputated, compressed gas
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1244998.015 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation Not Listed

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