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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300826799 - Anthony International

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 300826799Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 02/26/2004

Anthony International
12418 Gladstone
Sylmar, CA 91342
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3499/Fabricated Metal Products, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 337215/ Showcase, Partition, Shelving, and Locker Manufacturing
Mailing: 12391 Montero Street, Sylmar, CA 91342

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/15/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:07/01/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362523714    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 7 8
Current Violations 1 4 5
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $7,345 $0 $25,345
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $1,220 $0 $19,220
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 03/15/2004 03/23/2004 $0 $5,000 $0 03/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Other 3203 B01 03/15/2004 03/25/2004 $0 $375 $0 03/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 4202 D 03/15/2004 03/25/2004 $375 $375 $0 -
Deleted 4. 01004 Other 3203 B02 03/15/2004 03/25/2004 $0 $375 $0 03/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01005 Other 6151 G 03/15/2004 04/15/2004 $0 $375 $0 03/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006 Other 3314 F 03/15/2004 04/01/2004 $470 $470 $0 03/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01007 Other 4198 A 03/15/2004 04/15/2004 $375 $375 $0 -
  8. 02001 Serious 42080001 H01 03/15/2004 04/15/2004 $18,000 $18,000 $0 03/29/2004 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201116720Event: 01/12/2004Employee Amputates Fingers While Operating Punch Press
On January 12, 2004, Employee #1, a punch press operator, was working in the metal fabrication department of a glass door manufacturing facility. His supervisor instructed him to perform a lockplate operation, which involves placing three small components together. Once the components are placed into the die mold, the punch press comes down and mashes the rivet shaft which keeps the pieces together. The 22-ton partial revolution punch press, manufactured by Bliss, Model Number C-22, experienced a problem with its light curtain a few months earlier, which required the employer to install a new light curtain with a controller box. Following the repair, the employer tested the machines performance and it was determined operational. Additionally, while performing the lockplate operation, the light curtain was functioning properly. The punch press is always operated by a press pedal. If the foot pedal is not depressed and the operator's his hand enters the light curtain, the press will stop. If the operator depresses the foot pedal while his hand is breaking the light curtain, the press will not cycle. However, if the employee continually depresses the foot pedal, and places his hand through the light curtain, the press will cycle itself, depending on the location of the ram. There is no anti-repeat function. For some reason, a malfunction occurred and Employee #1's right hand came into contact with the press. He received lacerations on his right index and middle fingers, as well as loss of bone on his middle finger. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injures, which required partial amputation of his right middle and index fingers. Employee #1 was experienced and knowledgeable in the proper operating procedures having operated the press for 7 years. An investigation determined the employer could have prevented the accident by implementing a more effective energy control procedure, properly identifying the function of all control buttons and switches on the power operated presses, color code all control buttons and to conform to the code, and instating tonnage and stroke requirements. Also, the control system was not constructed so that a failure within the system would not prevent the normal stopping action from being applied to the press when required, but does prevent initiation of a successive stroke until the failure is corrected.
Keywords: amputated, finger, machine operator, caught between, crushed, light curtain, punch press, hand, mech malfunction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300826799 Hospitalized injury Amputation Pressing machine operators

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