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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $11,641 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,641
Current Penalty $5,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A01 01/09/2018 01/29/2018 $5,800 $11,641 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 98054.015 Event: 07/31/2017Employee Catches Hand In Welder Press And Partially Amputate
At 9:45 a.m. on July 31, 2017, an employee was adjusting the press tension nut l ocated at the top of the RF welder to increase the pressure being applied the th e 3 sheets of plastic being melted together. The employee placed his fingers be tween the 8 inch round separator plate and the top press bar. The machine activ ated crushing the employees fingers between the separator plate and the top pres s bar, which resulted in finger tip amputation of the pinky, ring, and middle fi ngers of the left hand. The employee was hospitalized and treated for his injuri es.
Keywords: amputation, caught between, finger, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, welder
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1253973.015 Non Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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