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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 18105353 - Specialized Plastics, Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: South Boston

Nr: 18105353Report ID: 0111400Open Date: 01/13/1988

Specialized Plastics, Incorporated
6 Kane Industrial Drive
Hudson, MA 01749
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3089/Plastics Products, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/15/1988
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/12/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral901223859 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 8 4 12
Current Violations 8 4 12
Initial Penalty $2,450 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,450
Current Penalty $1,960 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,960
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 C01 02/24/1988 03/28/1988 $168 $210 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100151 C 02/24/1988 03/28/1988 $224 $280 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100212 A01 02/24/1988 03/28/1988 $280 $350 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100212 A03 II 02/24/1988 05/31/1988 $504 $630 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  5. 01005A Serious 19100212 B 02/24/1988 03/28/1988 $168 $210 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01005B Serious 19100215 A02 02/24/1988 03/28/1988 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 01005C Serious 19100215 A04 02/24/1988 03/28/1988 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 01005D Serious 19100215 B09 02/24/1988 03/28/1988 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 01006 Serious 19100219 D01 02/24/1988 03/28/1988 $112 $140 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 01007 Serious 19100219 F01 02/24/1988 03/28/1988 $280 $350 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 01008 Serious 19100304 F05 V 02/24/1988 03/28/1988 $224 $280 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  12. 02001 Other 19100303 G02 II 02/24/1988 04/25/1988 $0 $0 $0 -
  13. 02002 Other 19100305 G02 III 02/24/1988 03/28/1988 $0 $0 $0 -
  14. 02003 Other 19101200 E01 02/24/1988 03/28/1988 $0 $0 $0 -
  15. 02004 Other 19101200 H 02/24/1988 04/25/1988 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 659938Event: 01/12/1988Employee'S Hand Amputated In Die Of Thermoforming Machine
AT APPROXIMATELY 3:45 PM ON JANUARY 12, 1988, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ASSISTING ANOTHER EMPLOYEE IN SETTING UP A G.N. PLASTIC THERMOFORMING MACHINE (BROWN BANTAM MODEL B-16) AFTER A JAM OCCURRED. THE REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE WAS IN ACCORDANCE WITH COMPANY POLICY. EMPLOYEE #1 WALKED TO THE MACHINE'S CONTROL PANEL AND INADVERTENTLY SHUT OFF THE TOGGLE SWITCH WHICH CONTROLS THE MOLD AIR PRESSURE RATHER THAN THE TOGGLE SWITCH WHICH CONTROLS THE TRIM PLATEN. WHEN THE MACHINE'S OPERATOR REACHED INTO THE TRIM PLATEN TO FREE THE JAMB IT CYCLED APPROXIMATELY 4 SECONDS LATER. EMPLOYEE #1'S HAND WAS AMPUTATED AT THE WRIST. THE MACHINE WAS EQUIPPED WITH INADEQUATE GUARDS. THE OPERATOR COULD REACH UNDER THEM AND INTO THE POINT OF OPERATION. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD BEEN A DIE SET UP MAN FOR THE COMPANY FOR A YEAR AND FIVE MONTHS.
Keywords: die, amputated, work rules, point of operation, thermoformer, hand, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18105353 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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