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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300760188 - National Gypsum Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 300760188Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 02/05/2001

National Gypsum Company
1850 Pier B St
Long Beach, CA 90813
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3275/Gypsum Products

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/05/2001
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:07/14/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $560 $0 $18,560
Current Penalty $6,750 $0 $0 $185 $0 $6,935
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 342 A 03/07/2001 03/20/2001 $0 $375 $0 03/29/2001 L - State Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 23400016 A 03/07/2001 03/12/2001 $185 $185 $0 03/29/2001 L - State Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 3314 A 03/07/2001 03/20/2001 $6,750 $18,000 $0 03/29/2001 L - State Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201033479Event: 12/17/2000Employee Suffers Finger Amputation
At approximately 3:00 a.m. on December 17, 2000, Employee #1 was seriously injured when he inspecting rollers on a dry wall conveyor system, that had frozen up during operation. Employee #1 was working alone and was responsible for the removal of the guards covering the pulleys, not locking out the system or using tools designed for the task. During the troubleshooting Employee #1 pressed down on an idler used to keep the belts in a conveyor system taut. As Employee #1 touched the idler, the system immediately started up, amputating the right hand middle finger tip. Employee #1 was hospitalized. .
Keywords: amputated, belt, finger, lockout, conveyor, pulley, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300760188 Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, production occupations

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