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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 301280756 - Bianchi International

Inspection Information - Office: Ca South (Hh Unit)

Nr: 301280756Report ID: 0950662Open Date: 01/05/2005

Bianchi International
416 W 5th Street
Calexico, CA 92231
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3089/Plastics Products, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 326199/All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing
Mailing: 27969 Jefferson St, Temecula, CA 92590

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/21/2005
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/26/2006
Emphasis: S:Targeted Compl & Consult

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101692507    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 3 7
Current Violations 4 3 7
Initial Penalty $27,450 $0 $0 $5,450 $0 $32,900
Current Penalty $9,720 $0 $0 $5,450 $0 $15,170
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 04/21/2005 05/21/2005 $5,000 $5,000 $0 11/04/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 461 A 04/21/2005 05/21/2005 $300 $300 $0 11/04/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 3328 D 04/21/2005 05/21/2005 $150 $150 $0 11/04/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Serious 4070 A 04/21/2005 04/28/2005 $270 $2,700 $0 11/04/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 03001 Serious 4184 B 04/21/2005 04/28/2005 $2,700 $18,000 $0 11/04/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 04001 Serious 4475 A 04/21/2005 04/28/2005 $4,050 $4,050 $0 11/04/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 05001 Serious 5185 L 04/21/2005 04/28/2005 $2,700 $2,700 $0 11/04/2005 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201691557Event: 12/11/2004Employee Suffers Burns And Crushed Fingers
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on December 11, 2004, Employee #1, a Machine Operator, suffered crushed fingers and third degree burns while working on a "sonic welder" machine at the Bianchi International facility in Calexico, CA. Cal/OSHA was notified on December 17, 2004, and on January 5, 2005, opened the inspection. The employee was in production mode when the ram of the sonic welder ram came down on its own and crushed her fingers. Each production process takes approximately 10 seconds for this cycle. The sonic welder has two hand trip controls that were measured 12 inches apart. Movable parts of this machine (ram) were not guarded at its point of operation when production runs were being performed. The close positioning of the two-hand trip controls also allows an operator's hands to be within the point of operation by having the other arm activate the concurrent operation of the sonic welder. The employee was transported to a local medical facility by ambulance, where she stayed overnight. She was then readmitted on December 16, 2004, and released on January 22, 2005.
Keywords: burn, finger, machine operator, caught by, work station, two-hand control, crushed, unguarded, ram
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301280756 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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