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Inspection: 126082353 - Quebecor World- George Rice & Sons

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 126082353Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 04/26/2001

Quebecor World- George Rice & Sons
2001 North Soto St
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2752/Commercial Printing, Lithographic

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/16/2001
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/09/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362616690    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $24,750 $0 $0 $465 $0 $25,215
Current Penalty $18,270 $0 $0 $150 $0 $18,420
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 23400023 08/10/2001 09/12/2001 $150 $185 $0 11/05/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 25000025 08/10/2001 09/12/2001 $0 $280 $0 11/05/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 3328 G 08/10/2001 08/20/2001 $270 $6,750 $0 11/05/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 03001 Serious 3314 E02 08/10/2001 08/20/2001 $18,000 $18,000 $0 11/05/2001 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201055217Event: 04/19/2001Employee'S Hand Crushed In Printing Press
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on April 19, 2001, Employee #1 and two other employees were working on a K4 Sheetfed press. They were preparing the liner to be placed in the press for an upcoming job. Employee #1 went into the pit area which was located directly underneath the machine, and began wiping powder off the pan before beginning to tape the liner into the machine. The other crew members were on the catwalk above the pit as Employee #1 was wiping the pan. One of the other employees thought that he heard a command to inch the press from Employee #1, so he did. He could not see Employee #1 as he inched the press. Employee #1's hand got caught by the gripper bar resulting in his right wrist being crushed. The pit area was completed isolated from the floor, therefore the crew members could not see each other. The only method of communication between the other employees and Employee #1 down in the pit was verbal and since the work area was noisy, it was difficult to be heard. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injury.
Keywords: printing press, caught by, crushed, noise, pit, catwalk, powder, hand, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126082353 Hospitalized injury Fracture Printing machine operators

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