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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 301329181 - Accutech Mfg

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 301329181Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 10/08/2002

Accutech Mfg
13109 Los Nietos Rd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3999/Manufacturing Industries, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/21/2003
Close Case:09/16/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362554826    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $545 $0 $14,945
Current Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 3203 A 01/21/2003 02/23/2003 $0 $135 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Other 3314 F 01/21/2003 02/23/2003 $0 $135 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Other 4202 C 01/21/2003 01/21/2003 $0 $275 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02001 Serious 4002 A 01/21/2003 01/31/2003 $10,800 $14,400 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201796539Event: 09/27/2002Employee Suffers Amputation Using Press Brake
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on September 27, 2002, Employee #1, a machine operator, was using the press brake to bend parts. A die was in the middle of the press brake to bend the part in a channel like configuration. The machine was equipped with a two hand control. According to Employee #1, the machine was working normally. Employee #1 would place the part in, press the two hand control to initiate the stroke, and then retrieve the parts with his fingers. Then suddenly at the time of the accident, the machine malfunctioned. It cycled by itself when Employee #1 tried to retrieve the part. Employee #1's hands were not on the controls. Even as the machine was turned off, the machine continued to cycle by itself. After closer examination of the press brake, it was determined that the linkage was not well maintained. Some of the holes for the pins and bolts were elongated. This allowed the linkage to be in a position wherein, it would continue to cycle. Employee #1 suffered three smashed fingers and his middle finger was amputated. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: die, amputated, hand control, inadequate maint, press brake, finger, machine operator, crushed
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301329181 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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