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Inspection Detail

Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1389341.015 - U.S. Cotton, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland

Nr: 1389341.015Report ID: 0522300Open Date: 03/29/2019

U.S. Cotton, Llc
15501 Industrial Parkwaynull
Cleveland, OH 44135
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 339113/Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing
Mailing: 15501 Industrial Parkwaynull, Cleveland, OH 44135

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/29/2019
Emphasis: P:Amputate, N:AmputateClose Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1438544 Yes  
Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $26,520 $132,598 $0 $0 $0 $159,118
Current Penalty $13,494 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,494
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C06 I 06/04/2019 06/24/2019 $13,260 $13,260 $0 07/02/2019 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100212 A01 06/04/2019 06/24/2019 $13,260 $13,260 $0 07/02/2019 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 19100147 D02 06/04/2019 10/26/2020 $13,494 $132,598 $0 07/02/2019 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 114903.015Event: 03/21/2019Employee Amputates Finger When Caught In Wheel And Sprocket
At 9:15 a.m. on March 21, 2019, Employee #1 was troubleshooting the equipment. T he employee removed an interlocked guard over the transfer wheel area. The inte rlock was bypassed with the use of an interlock magnet which allowed for the equ ipment to run without the guard in place. The employee also removed the fixed ba rrier guard covering the chain and sprocket under the transfer wheel. The employ ee did not have the hazardous energies of the equipment isolated. The employee p laced his hand under the transfer wheel area. His hand became caught in the whee l and sprocket, which drives the transfer, and Employee #1's left index finger w as amputated. Hospitalization was not required.
Keywords: amputated, chain, finger, hand, interlock, lockout, machine guarding, sprocket, unguarded, wheel
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1389341.015 Non Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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