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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300784253 - Mercury Die & Container

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 300784253Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 12/22/2003

Mercury Die & Container
3201 W Mission Rd
Alhambra, CA 91803
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2653/Corrugated and Solid Fiber Boxes
NAICS: 322211/Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:05/28/2004
Close Case:07/05/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $31,500 $0 $0 $560 $0 $32,060
Current Penalty $2,970 $0 $0 $600 $0 $3,570
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 3314 F 06/03/2004 06/28/2004 $0 $560 $0 06/28/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3384 B 06/03/2004 06/28/2004 $270 $6,750 $0 06/28/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 4187 A 06/03/2004 06/28/2004 $2,700 $6,750 $0 06/28/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 04001 Other 3314 A 06/03/2004 06/28/2004 $600 $18,000 $0 06/28/2004 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201058278Event: 12/11/2003Employee Hand Caught In Roller
At about 2:00 p.m. on December 11, 2003, Employee #1 was a machine operator and had been working for Mercury Die and Container for about 5 years and had worked on the 301 MiniFlexo EMBA 401 Flexographic printing machine for approximately one year when he first started to work at the company. Mercury Die and Container is engaged in the manufacture of cardboard boxes. His work hours were from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Employee #1 primary duties were to operate a labeling machine. On the night of the accident, he was called over to work as assistant operator at the printing machine. The assistant position was responsible for ensuring that the cardboard stock fed properly into the feed rollers before progressing to the printing and cutting sections of the unit. Employee #1 was operating the printing machine when he noted that the machine was pulling two sheets at a time into the machine instead of one sheet. He was attempting to adjust the stop gate height screw adjustment with his right hand and his left hand was positioned on the leading edge of a sheet of cardboard to assess the feed height. The feed rollers were still on during this adjustment operation. Employee #1 gloved left hand was pulled into the feed rollers at the in-rolling point.
Keywords: printing, caught by, roller--mach/part, caught between, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300784253 Hospitalized injury Fracture Printing machine operators

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