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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125526616 - Metropolitan Furniture Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Foster City District Office

Nr: 125526616Report ID: 0950613Open Date: 06/15/2000

Metropolitan Furniture Corp.
1635 Rollins Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2541/Wood Office and Store Fixtures, Partitions, Shelving, and Lockers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/18/2000
Close Case:12/31/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 43180001 A 10/24/2000 10/27/2000 $18,000 $18,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201122520Event: 05/30/2000Employee'S Fingertip Amputated In Wood Shaper
Employee #1 was using the wood shaper to make a special type of cut on a piece of wood. He swung the feeder to the shaper out of the way and was manually feeding in the board when his left index finger accidentally struck against the blade, amputating the tip. There was no cage or adjustable guard on the wood shaper.
Keywords: amputated, finger, guard, rotating knife, work rules, struck against, wood shaper, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125526616 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Shaping and joining machine operators

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