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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125665521 - Custom Mills, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Redding

Nr: 125665521Report ID: 0950623Open Date: 04/01/1997

Custom Mills, Inc.
4948 Caterpillar Rd.
Redding, CA 96003
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2434/Wood Kitchen Cabinets

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/10/1997
Close Case:02/05/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $3,050 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,050
Current Penalty $50 $0 $0 $0 $0 $50
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 4300 F 05/28/1997 05/30/1997 $0 $3,000 $0 06/13/1997 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 02001 Serious 4300 D 05/23/1997 05/30/1997 $25 $25 $0 -
  3. 03001 Serious 4300 E 05/23/1997 05/30/1997 $25 $25 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170361794Event: 02/17/1997Employee'S Thumb Amputated When Saw Kicks Back
Employee #1, a door builder for a cabinet shop, was using a Powermatic, model 66, 10 in. circular table saw, serial #8866365, to rip 8 to 10 ft long maple boards to a 2 in. width for door stock. Her normal procedure was to use her left hand to hold the stock against the fence and to push with her right hand. When a board started to kick back on her, she used her left hand to help push the board through the saw. Her left thumb also ran through the blade and was amputated at the first distal joint. The accident was caused by Employee #1's failure to use a push stick, and the saw not being equipped with a spreader or anti-kick-back device.
Keywords: kick back, amputated, work rules, thumb, circular saw, spreader bar, unguarded, table saw
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125665521 Hospitalized injury Amputation Sawing machine operators

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