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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126100502 - Welmark Textile Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 126100502Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 06/25/2001

Welmark Textile Inc
14824 S. Main St.
Gardena, CA 90248
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3081/Unsupported Plastics Film and Sheet

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/12/2001
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/10/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $25,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,200
Current Penalty $1,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3314 F 12/12/2001 12/17/2001 $700 $12,600 $0 03/04/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 4187 C 12/12/2001 12/17/2001 $700 $12,600 $0 03/04/2002 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201162823Event: 06/25/2001Employee'S Arm Amputated After Caught In A Garneting Machine
At approximately 8:16 a.m on June 25, 2001, Employee # 1 of Welmark Textile, Inc. was operating the garnet machine with a coworker. He was measuring the length and width of the sheet coming out of the machine when he heard a loud noise from the machine; he turned off machine and opened the rolls; he then tried to pull out a piece of plastic sheet from the rolls which at this time had not fully stopped; that his right hand got pulled into the rolls instead; the rolls finally stopped but had bitten off up to his elbow. Employee # 1 was hospitalized. The employer is a manufacturer of cushion materials made from synthetic polyester fibers. These fibers come in bales and spread into measured thickness by garneting machines. Garneting machines are composed of rolls with comb-like surface to take out and spread predetermined thickness of materials on a conveyor belt; several layers of these are then stacked, heated and then rolled into rolls.
Keywords: garnett machine, amputated, caught by, arm
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126100502 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous textile machine operators

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