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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $560 $0 $4,060
Current Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $560 $0 $4,060
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 03/04/1999 03/18/1999 $225 $225 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 461 A 03/04/1999 03/18/1999 $225 $225 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 3320 03/04/1999 03/18/1999 $110 $110 $0 -
  4. 02001 Serious 4184 B 03/04/1999 03/18/1999 $3,500 $3,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201791852 Event: 09/21/1998Employee Injured When Hand Crushed In Book Stitching Machine
At 10:30 a.m. on September 21, 1998, Employee #1 was working on a book stitcher, an Acme-Morrison Model N3A-3/4-15759, where he was stitching twenty page booklets or newsletters. On that morning, Employee #1 had finished 500 of the booklets before the accident. At one point, when he put a booklet on the saddle, the stitching machine cycled or he accidentally pushed the foot pedals and the hammer hit Employee #1 on his left middle finger. A staple pierced into his finger which was removed at the hospital. At the time of the accident there was no guard on the point of operation. The accident resulted in the amputation of the finger and permanent disfigurement of Employee #1's hand.
Keywords: amputated, printing, finger, guard, crushed, point of operation
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126131481 Hospitalized injury Amputation Printing machine operators

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