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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,145 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,145
Current Penalty $6,072 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,072
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 D 09/28/2020 10/30/2020 $6,072 $12,145 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 128783.015 Event: 08/12/2020Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries When Pulled Into Conveyor
At 11:45 a.m. on August 12, 2020, an employee was assisting in the troubleshooti ng of a conveyor belt. The employee and three coworkers were troubleshooting a c onveyor belt that was tracking incorrectly. The employee was located at the belt wrapper's conveyor and directed a coworker, who was located at the conveyor's c ontrol panel, as to which direction to jog the conveyor belt. After approximatel y two hours of troubleshooting and observing the belt, the coworker was directed to reverse the direction of the belt. The employee had his gloved hand on the belt to feel for the tracking and became caught in a nip point created between t he belt and a tension roller when the belt moved in the reverse direction. The e mployee was pulled into the nip point up to the forearm. The employee was admitt ed and treated at the hospital for crushing injuries to the hand and lower arm, compartment syndrome, and a fracture to the wrist after being caught in an ingoi ng nip point.
Keywords: arm, caught in, conveyor, conveyor belt, crushing, fracture, hand, nip point, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1488951.015 Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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