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Case Status: OPEN

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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $29,700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $29,700
Current Penalty $29,700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $29,700
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 02001 Serious 3385(A) 09/27/2019 10/22/2019 $11,700 $11,700 $0 10/22/2019 C - Contested
  2. 03001 Serious 4184(A) 09/27/2019 10/22/2019 $18,000 $18,000 $0 10/22/2019 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 115654.015 Event: 03/29/2019Employee Amputates Left Pinky Finger While Using I-Man Disma
At 11:30 a.m. on March 29, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a staffing agency that assigned him to work at a wooden pallet manufacturing and distribution company, was using the I-Man Dismantler to dismantle a wooden pallet. The I-Man Dismantl er is a bandsaw in which the user positions the pallet on the top of the bandsaw and pulls the pallet towards the user, cutting the nails and dismantling the pa llet. The pallet was 30-40 inches wide and 48 inches long. Employee #1 reached o ver the bandsaw as he dismantled the pallet and cut his left pinky finger throug h his leather gloves. He did not notice the injury until he finished dismantling the pallet. There was no guard found on the I-Man Dismantler. Employee #1 was h ospitalized and his left pinky was amputated.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, bandsaw, cut, dismantling, finger, glove, laceration, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, pallet, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1395496.015 Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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