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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125773895 - Corpak, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 125773895Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 02/10/1998

Corpak, Inc.
701 E. Continental Avenue
Tulare, CA 93274
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2653/Corrugated and Solid Fiber Boxes

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/10/1998
Close Case:09/23/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362050197    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $200 $0 $200
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $200 $0 $200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 4002 A 05/07/1998 05/12/1998 $200 $200 $0 05/19/1998 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170628762Event: 11/24/1997Employee'S Thumb Tip Amputated By Compactor Head Of Baler
Employee #1 was running a waste cardboard trash baler that was fed by an overhead duct carrying shredded cardboard. She was bothered by air blowing out of a 3/4 in. vent hole and, instead of moving out of the way, she stuck her right thumb into the hole while the compactor head was in motion. The tip of her thumb was amputated, although there was no bone loss. The trash baler had been in the plant since 1989, and there had been no previous accidents related to it.
Keywords: amputated, venting, work rules, struck against, thumb, baler, blind reaching
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125773895 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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