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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126122241 - Pro Pak

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 126122241Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 08/22/1997

Pro Pak
1070 Samuelson St.
Industry, CA 91748
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3089/Plastics Products, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/15/1998
Close Case:03/03/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 4600 A 01/15/1998 01/30/1998 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170896500Event: 08/20/1997Employee'S Finger Fractured In Injection Molding Machine
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on August 20, 1997, Employee #1, of Propak, Inc., was cleaning a Nisse injection molding machine, model FS 180536A SE. He was on top of the machine, using a spray can of WD-40 to clean plugged plastic from one of the pneumatic injector holes when he inadvertently turned the OPEN/CLOSE switch of the mold to the CLOSE position. His right thumb and index finger became caught in the mold and sustained multiple fractures. The employer was cited for a serious violation of T8CCR 4600(a).
Keywords: fracture, finger, molding machine, work rules, cleaning, thumb, caught between, clogged, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126122241 Hospitalized injury Fracture Molding and casting machine operators

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