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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $510 $0 $0 $0 $0 $510
Current Penalty $510 $0 $0 $0 $0 $510
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A 3 II 05/21/1987 05/24/1987 $510 $510 $0 06/02/1987 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 824284 Event: 04/20/1987Employee'S Hand Caught In Press Brake, Three Fingers Crushed
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING AN AMADA HYDRAULIC PRESS BRAKE MACHINE WHEN HE FELL AGAINST THE PRESS. HIS FOOT WAS ON THE TREDDLE BAR AND HIS LEFT HAND ON THE LOWER BED DIE. THE LOWER DIE CLOSED AGAINST THE UPPER DIE, CRUSHING THE EMPLOYEE'S INDEX, SECOND & THIRD FINGERS. THE PRESS BRAKE LACKED POINT-OF-OPERATION GUARDING. IT WAS POSSIBLE TO CYCLE THE MACHINE WHILE THE OPERATOR'S HANDS WERE IN THE THROAT OPENING (1 FOOT, 3 INCHES MAXIMUM). THE EMPLOYER CONTENDED THAT EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO HOLD A "SAFETY RAIL BAR", LOCATED 12 INCHES ABOVE THE POINT-OF-OPERATION. HOWEVER, THIS PROCEEDURE DOES NOT OFFER POSITIVE GUARDING. THE BRAKE IS NOT INTERLOCKED TO THE BAR AND CAN BE CYCLED WITHOUT USE OF THE BAR.
Keywords: die, press brake, finger, crushed, point of operation, hand, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18823393 Hospitalized injury Amputation Lathe and turning machine operators

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