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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125794933 - Packard Bell

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 125794933Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 09/30/1997

Packard Bell
1 Packard Bell Way
Sacramento, CA 95826
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3674/Semiconductors and Related Devices

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/02/1997
Close Case:09/10/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361504210    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $900 $0 $900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 4186 B 01/05/1998 01/08/1998 $900 $5,000 $0 01/27/1998 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170787683Event: 07/12/1997Employee'S Fingertips Amputated In Paper Padding Machine
Employee #1 was packing computer components for shipping. Across from her work station was a machine that automatically rolled and cut the paper padding used in each carton. The padding machine normally forms and cuts a pad after the previous one has been removed. At the time of the accident, a maintenance worker had just loaded in a new roll of paper and told Employee #1 it was ready to go. When the first roll became stuck, he instructed her to pull on the paper. She reached up, but only 1 in. of the end was sticking out. Employee #1 put her right hand into the chute, and the cutting knife amputated the ends of three fingers.
Keywords: amputated, finger, stuck, work rules, paper roll, paper machine, blind reaching
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125794933 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous hand working occupations

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