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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1817642 - Faco Metal Products Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Providence

Nr: 1817642Report ID: 0112300Open Date: 08/08/1984

Faco Metal Products Inc
248 Toronto Ave
Providence, RI 02905
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3873/Watches, Clocks, Clockwork Operated Devices, and Parts
Mailing: 3 Brayton Ave, Providence, RI 02903

Inspection Type:Complaint
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/14/1984
Close Case:10/01/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint70688940 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 5 6
Current Violations 1 5 6
Initial Penalty $120 $0 $0 $0 $0 $120
Current Penalty $120 $0 $0 $0 $0 $120
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100217 B03 II 08/25/1984 09/25/1984 $120 $120 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 19030002 A01 08/25/1984 08/28/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02002 Other 19100217 E01 I 08/25/1984 09/25/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02003 Other 19100217 G 08/25/1984 08/28/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 02004 Other 19100219 B01 08/25/1984 08/28/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02005 Other 19100219 D01 08/25/1984 08/28/1984 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14277115Event: 07/26/1984Fingers Amputated In A Mechanical Power Press
ON JUNE 27,1984 EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A ROUSELLE, 10 TON CAPACITY, FULL REVOLUTION, MECHANICAL POWER PRESS, ASSEMBLING 2 5/8" PENDULUM PIECES. THE PRESS REPEATED, RESULTING IN EMPLOYEE #1 LOSING PORTIONS OF TWO FINGERS. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT A TENSION TYPE COIL SPRING, SUSPENDING THE CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT LEVER, BROKE, ALLOWING THE LEVER TO DROP. THIS CAUSED THE PRESS TO COMPLETE A CYCLE AS IF IN AUTOMATIC MODE. THE PRESS WAS EQUIPPED WITH A TWO HAND CONTROL SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM'S ARRANGEMENT, INSTALLATION AND OPERATION SEEMED TO BE ADEQUATE AND WHEN TESTED DID FUNCTION AS REQUIRED.
Keywords: amputated, clutch lever, power press, finger, two-hand control
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1817642 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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