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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 127376788 - Balmar, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Hlth Reg 1

Nr: 127376788Report ID: 0352450Open Date: 10/07/1996

Balmar, Inc.
16780 Oakmont Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2759/Commercial Printing, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/09/1996
Close Case:01/29/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,900
Current Penalty $950 $0 $0 $0 $0 $950
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100219 C02 I 11/21/1996 11/26/1996 $950 $1,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170831861Event: 09/17/1996Employee'S Head Injured When Caught In Drive Shaft
Employee #1 was leaning over a hole-punch drill press when a loose 1/8 in. air hose blew her ponytail into an unguarded horizontal drive shaft operating at 2,000 rpm. She tore herself free of the spindle, losing over 50 percent of her scalp and suffering severe bruising to the head.
Keywords: hair, scalp, work rules, air hose, drill press, entangled, press operator, drive shaft, unguarded, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 127376788 Hospitalized injury Other Folding machine operators

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