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Inspection: 125881482 - Carpenter Co Dba E R Carpenter Co Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 125881482Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 08/07/2006

Carpenter Co Dba E R Carpenter Co Inc
7809 Lincoln Ave
Riverside, CA 92504
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3086/Plastics Foam Products
NAICS: 326140/Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/25/2006
Close Case:03/23/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102489788    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $24,860 $0 $0 $850 $0 $25,710
Current Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3314 C 09/25/2006 10/10/2006 $0 $850 $0 10/16/2006 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 02001 Other 3203 A06 A 09/25/2006 10/10/2006 $0 $7,650 $0 10/16/2006 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 03001 Serious 3212 E 09/25/2006 10/10/2006 $3,150 $7,650 $0 10/16/2006 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 04001 Serious 3328 B 09/25/2006 10/10/2006 $3,150 $9,560 $0 10/16/2006 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202443610Event: 07/24/2006Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated In Dust Collector
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on July 24, 2006, Employee #1 was a machine operator in the trim department at the Carpenter Company. The equipment he was operating was stopped due to a jam in the dust collector located outside the building. The disconnecting means was not disengaged and a lock was not placed on it. Employee #1 opened the interlocked door to the dust collector to access the rotary valve. He was clearing the jam with a steel pipe and his hands. Unaware that Employee #1's hand was inside the dust collector, another employee restarted the equipment. Employee #1 was injured when the rotary valve started rotating and his right hand was caught between one of the valve fins and the body of the dust collector. An investigation revealed that the actuator contact for the door interlock safety switch, Banner Model Number SI-QS90MF, had separated and remained lodged in the switch body, which allowed the dust collector to operate while the interlocked door was open.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, finger, work rules, interlock, dust collector, jammed, lockout, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125881482 Hospitalized injury Amputation Crushing and grinding machine operators

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