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Inspection: 126085646 - Fairchild Fastners

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 126085646Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 10/15/2001

Fairchild Fastners
135 N Unruh
Industry, CA 91744
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3452/Bolts, Nuts, Screws, Rivets, and Washers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/07/2002
Close Case:09/04/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $23,060 $0 $0 $1,480 $0 $24,540
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 3203 A 02/07/2002 03/12/2002 $150 $210 $0 05/28/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3314 F 02/07/2002 02/25/2002 $0 $635 $0 05/28/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 3314 H 02/07/2002 03/12/2002 $0 $635 $0 05/28/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Serious 3314 A 02/07/2002 02/17/2002 $18,000 $5,060 $0 05/28/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 03001 Serious 4002 A 02/07/2002 02/17/2002 $270 $18,000 $0 05/28/2002 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201794989Event: 10/04/2001Employee Amputates Finger While Unjamming Pointer Machine
At 12:30 p.m. on October 4, 2001, Employee #1 was unjamming a pointer machine. The machine had been throwing sparks, and the employee was trying to prevent a fire. The metal chips in the machine were titanium, and oil was present. He unjammed the machine by placing a wrench on the top of the roulette shaft screw. When the latch was about to come up, he turned the wrench clockwise and used a screwdriver to push the fastener through the lock plate. While Employee #1 was exerting force and turning the roulette shaft screw clockwise, he felt a slight pain on his right index finger as he squeezed his hand on the wrench. He successfully unjammed the part in the machine. After he unjammed the machine, it cycled, catching his right index finger in a pinch point between two metal pieces and amputating the end of his finger. His employer had failed to provide adequate training. There was no guard on the pointer machine.
Keywords: amputated, finger, machinist, cleaning, lockout, caught between, untrained, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126085646 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinists

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