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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 2860765 - Trans Tech Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 2

Nr: 2860765Report ID: 0352420Open Date: 02/19/1985

Trans Tech Inc
5520 Adamstown Rd
Adamstown, MD 21710
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3251/Brick and Structural Clay Tile

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/22/1985
Close Case:04/15/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360759047    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $440 $0 $0 $0 $0 $440
Current Penalty $100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100217 C01 I 03/20/1985 03/23/1985 $100 $440 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01003 Other 890032 A 03/20/1985 03/23/1985 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19100217 E01 I 03/20/1985 03/23/1985 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02002 Other 890032 A 03/20/1985 03/23/1985 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14200240Event: 01/29/1985Employee'S Tip Of Middle Finger Amputated In Punch Press
On January 29, 1985, Employee #1, a press operator, was manufacturing ceramic parts. The employee was using a Mohr compacting press Model Number m-15, Serial Number K15-84-1, manufactured 8-84. The compacting press had a two-hand button control located in a control console separate from the press. The press was enclosed by interlocking glass doors except for the front operator's location, which had an opening 12 in. wide and 31 in. high. In the press, a metal feeder shoe moved from back to front, loaded the die, and pushed forward the ceramic part that had just been formed. Employee #1 had to reach 10 in. inside the front opening to retrieve the manufactured ceramic parts. Employee #1 placed the press on automatic mode so that the two-hand button control would only have to be touched once. He reached inside the front opening to retrieve the manufactured ceramic parts. He placed the tip of his middle finger of his right hand over the die cavity, and it was amputated by the press.
Keywords: amputated, finger, two-hand control, punch press, automatic restart, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2860765 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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