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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 14867402 - Cambridge Wire Cloth Company

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 1

Nr: 14867402Report ID: 0352410Open Date: 10/22/1984

Cambridge Wire Cloth Company
Goodwill Rd
Cambridge, MD 21613
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3496/Miscellaneous Fabricated Wire Products
Mailing: Po Box 399, Cambridge, MD 21613

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/23/1984
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/11/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $380 $0 $0 $0 $0 $380
Current Penalty $380 $0 $0 $0 $0 $380
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100215 A01 11/15/1984 11/18/1984 $380 $380 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100215 D01 11/15/1984 11/18/1984 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14201578Event: 10/04/1984Employee Killed When Struck By Exploding Abrasive Wheel
Employee #1 began work at 8 am, setting up a 0.5-horsepower Dumore tool post grinder (Serial No. 8354) mounted on a South Bend lathe to grind the bearing shaft on a 4-inch solid wheel drum. He completed the setup, but failed to perform a ring test before mounting the grinder. He decided to operate the grinder without its wheel guard. He started the grinder and was moving it toward the drum when the wheel exploded. Parts of the wheel struck him in the face and stomach, killing him.
Keywords: lathe, explosion, ring test, flying object, abrasive wheel, face, stomach, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 14867402 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Lathe and turning machine set-up operators

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