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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 18051706 - Propipe Technologies Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Cincinnati

Nr: 18051706Report ID: 0522000Open Date: 08/22/2000

Propipe Technologies Inc.
1800 Clayton Ave.
Middletown, OH 45042
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3498/Fabricated Pipe and Pipe Fittings

Inspection Type:Complaint
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/22/2000
Emphasis: L:Amputate, S:AmputationsClose Case:09/27/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint203320171 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100217 C02 IA 08/23/2000 09/10/2000 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100217 D09 I 08/23/2000 09/25/2000 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19100217 G 08/23/2000 08/27/2000 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201952462Event: 05/26/2000Employees Finger Tip Amputated In A Punch Press
Employee #1, who is a set-up operator and foreman, was running a part revolution Bliss OBI punch press on continuous mode. It was equipped with a barrier guard with a hinged front chute opening for parts to come out into a bin. He stated that he was attempting to free a stuck part and thought he had hit the red emergency stop button before he reached through the front opening. The press did not stop and the tip of his right index finger was amputated.
Keywords: amputated, barrier guard, finger, guard, lockout, punch press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18051706 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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