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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125513093 - Nova Group, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office

Nr: 125513093Report ID: 0950615Open Date: 12/22/1997

Nova Group, Inc.
7411 Napa-Vallejo Hwy
Napa, CA 94558
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7389/Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P. O. Box 4050, Napa, CA 94558

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/05/1998
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/23/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $335 $0 $335
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $335 $0 $335
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 6151 E03 01/05/1998 01/08/1998 $335 $335 $0 01/29/1998 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170888879Event: 12/16/1997Employee'S Fingertip Amputated By Drill Bit
Employee #1 was using a hole saw in a Hougen magnetic-base drill press to a make a hole in the box section of a metal fence post. He was working in front, and to one side, of the press, with the plug of drilled steel attached to the hole saw and spinning around. Employee #1 was moving his hands to shut off the machine with the stop switch at the back when his glove caught on the spinning plug. His hand was pulled between the bit and the machine frame, amputating the end of his right ring finger to the last knuckle. The employee had misjudged the clearance in reaching close to the drill bit.
Keywords: clearance, rotating parts, amputated, drill operator, finger, glove, caught by, drill press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125513093 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Drilling and boring machine operators

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