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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300872074 - Cast-Rite Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 300872074Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 08/06/2009

Cast-Rite Corporation
515 E. Airline Way
Gardena, CA 90248
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3363/Aluminum Die-Castings
NAICS: 331521/Aluminum Die-Casting Foundries

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/14/2010
Close Case:11/06/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $1,120 $0 $19,120
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $750 $0 $750
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 H 01/14/2010 02/03/2010 $0 $560 $0 02/11/2010 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Other 3314 G01 01/14/2010 02/03/2010 $0 $560 $0 02/11/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 3314 C 01/14/2010 02/03/2010 $750 $18,000 $0 02/11/2010 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202541033Event: 07/21/2009Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated In Die-Casting Machine
At approximately 4:45 p.m. on July 21, 2009, Employee #1 was a machine operator at a manufacturer of metal die cast parts for various industries. The slide carrier was manually lifted up in order to reinstall the slide face of die machine Number 18. The machine activated the hydraulic cylinder connected to the slide carrier, and it lowered immediately. Employee #1's fingers were caught between the slide face and the mold. He suffered an amputation to first knuckle of his right middle and ring fingers but was not hospitalized. The machine had not been deenergized or locked and tagged out.
Keywords: amputated, finger, machine operator, hydraulic cylinder, lockout, caught between, die casting machine, mold
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300872074 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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