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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125860742 - Homewood Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 125860742Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 10/24/2000

Homewood Inc.
1520 South River Rd.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2499/Wood Products, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P.O. Box 473, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/08/2001
Close Case:03/20/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $100 $0 $10,900
Current Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $100 $0 $10,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 02/15/2001 02/21/2001 $100 $100 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 4184 A 02/15/2001 02/21/2001 $10,800 $10,800 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170618037Event: 08/15/2000Employee Amputated Two Figertips Operating Hydraulic Shear
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on August 15, 2000, a 16 year old employee amputated two fingertips while operating a metal shear. The employee and his fingertips were transported to Kaiser-Morse Avenue Hospital by private vehicle. The employee underwent surgery to reattach his fingertips. The surgery was unsuccessful and the teenager was released later that evening. The employer manufactures unfinished wooden air vents. The teenager was employed as a helper. His usual duties were to putty and sand the vents. The metal shear is used to cut cardboard into pieces for packaging the air vents. It is an air-activated hydraulic shear, measuring approximately 30" wide and 36" high. Shortly before the accident, the leadperson asked the employee to cut cardboard and showed the employee how to operate the shear. The employee was alone in a small room using the shear when he accidentally amputated two fingertips. The shear was not guarded to prevent the operator from contacting the blade.
Keywords: shearing machine, amputated, shear, finger, guard, hydraulic tool, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125860742 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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