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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $45,000 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $50,000
Current Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $4,350 $0 $26,850
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) 12/06/2017 $3,500 $5,000 $0 02/05/2018 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3314(C) 12/06/2017 12/18/2017 $22,500 $22,500 $0 02/05/2018 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Other 3314(G)(2)(A) 12/06/2017 $850 $22,500 $0 02/05/2018 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 100079.015 Event: 10/12/2017Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Caught In A Valve Being
At 11:00 p.m. on October 12, 2017, an employee was disassembling a valve on a co mponent of the employer owned Tetra equipment. As the employee was working on th is valve, the pressurized air line popped off. Pressurize air of between 90 to 9 3 PSI was necessary to maintain the spring loaded valve in the open position. Wh en the air line disconnected, the valve closed. The employees left middle finger was in the valve when it closed. The employee's left middle finger was amputate d at the first joint.
Keywords: amputation, caught in, compressed air, finger, maintenance, valve
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1272250.015 Non Hospitalized injury Engineers, n.e.c.

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