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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1357954.015 - Albion College - Facilities Operations

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen

Nr: 1357954.015Report ID: 0552652Open Date: 11/07/2018

Albion College - Facilities Operations
203 S Huron St
Albion, MI 49224
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 611310/ Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
Mailing: 611 E Porter St, Albion, MI 49224

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/19/2018
Emphasis: N:AmputateClose Case:05/03/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1397354 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,300
Current Penalty $3,150 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,150
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 408.12797 02/15/2019 03/21/2019 $3,150 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 110747.015Event: 10/31/2018Employee Is Struck By Wood When Kicked Back From Table Saw B
At 9:45 a.m. on October 31, 2018, an employee was making dado cuts using a Delta Rockwell Table Saw while building frames for signage. The employee was pushing a 20 inch 2x4 through the dado blades to test the depth of the cut and the blade struck a knot in the wood, pushing the wood back into the employee's stomach. The employee bent forward and both hands struck the saw blade, amputating his left thumb and severely lacerating his right hand's palm. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: struck against, laceration, amputation, hand, table saw, thumb, blade, amputated
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1357954.015 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters

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