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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302477914 - Annapolis Hardwoods Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Pssi

Nr: 302477914Report ID: 0352460Open Date: 08/23/1999

Annapolis Hardwoods Inc
1823-E George Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2431/Millwork
Mailing: 1823-E George Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/01/1999
Close Case:01/05/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $3,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,400
Current Penalty $3,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 50104 A 10/07/1999 10/10/1999 $2,050 $2,050 $0 10/20/1999 -
  2. 02001A Serious 19100132 F01 10/07/1999 11/09/1999 $900 $900 $0 10/20/1999 -
  3. 02001B Serious 19100133 A01 10/07/1999 10/10/1999 $0 $0 $0 10/20/1999 -
  4. 03001 Serious 09122303 A 10/07/1999 10/13/1999 $450 $450 $0 10/20/1999 -
  5. 04001 Other 19100132 D02 10/07/1999 10/12/1999 $0 $0 $0 10/20/1999 -
  6. 04002 Other 19100132 F04 10/07/1999 11/09/1999 $0 $0 $0 10/20/1999 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 302477914Event: 08/23/1999Employee'S Shoulder Impaled By Wood Stick
On August 23, 1999, Employee #1 was completing a special order of shoe molding for a customer. He had started to work early in the morning and he was by himself. Employee #1 was feeding the molding machine with pieces of hart pine wood boards. The molder machine had been set up by Employee #1 to make a multiple cut of the hart pine. This means that one piece of the hart pine was cut into two pieces of shoe molding. Employee #1 was bent over in front of the infeed table to pick up another piece of a hart pine to put into the molder machine when he felt like he had just been kicked in his left side. The piece of hart pine that was being machined had lost its tension with the contact hold down and kicked back into Employee #1's left side with a speed of between 100 to 150 miles per hour. Employee #1 felt his left side with his right hand and found a piece of wood stick impaling his left side, under his armpit and in the front of the shoulder. By that time another employee came in the wood working shop and Employee #1 told him what had happened and asked him to get help. Employee #1 was airlifted for treatment to Baltimore Shock Trauma Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Keywords: kick back, wood chips, shoulder, impaled, molding machine, pit, struck by, arm
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302477914 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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