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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $180 $0 $0 $0 $0 $180
Current Penalty $180 $0 $0 $0 $0 $180
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A03 II 10/22/1985 11/15/1985 $180 $180 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 732040 Event: 04/29/1985Fingertip Amputated In Cutting Machine
AT 3:10 PM ON APRIL 29, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A GORE CUTTING MACHINE, MODEL # RMH 1181. SHE WAS HOLDING DOWN THE END OF A ROLL OF GORE (CLOTH). SHE LOWERED THE TOP DIE ONTO HER LEFT MIDDLE FINGER BY MANUALLY OPERATING THE LEFT FOOT PEDAL. SHE THEN TRIPPED THE RIGHT FOOT PEDAL, CAUSING THE TOP DIE TO CYCLE. SHE LOST THE TIP OF HER FINGER. SHE WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE ORANGE COUNTY HOSPITAL IN PAOLI, INDIANA, AND LATER TRANSFERRED TO JEWISH HOSPITAL IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. THE EMPLOYER FAILED TO PROVIDE A GUARD FOR THE HALF-INCH POINT OF OPERATION ON THE CUTTING MACHINE, AND ALSO FAILED TO PROVIDE GUARDS FOR THE FOOT PEDALS.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, foot control, point of operation, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2722486 Hospitalized injury Amputation Shoe machine operators

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