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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $13,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,600
Current Penalty $6,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C04 I 08/04/1999 09/06/1999 $2,000 $4,150 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C05 I 08/04/1999 09/06/1999 $1,500 $3,150 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100147 C06 I 08/04/1999 09/06/1999 $1,500 $3,150 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100147 C07 I 08/04/1999 09/06/1999 $1,500 $3,150 $0 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200962868 Event: 06/30/1999Employee Injured When Caught In Steel Rollers Of Extruder
Employee #1 was removing broken filament threads that had wrapped themselves around the 10 in. steel rollers of a polypropylene extruder machine. He was reaching between the rollers to cut out the scrap material when his arm, which was wet from sweating, brushed against the hot roller and stuck to it. Employee #1's arm, shoulder, and head were pulled into the in-running nip point of the rollers before he managed to pull himself out and fall to the floor. He sustained a fractured collarbone, two fractured ribs, severe lacerations to his right ear and over his right eye, and multiple contusions to his arm, chest, and head. Employee #1 was transported to the Baltimore Shock Trauma Center for treatment.
Keywords: fracture, heat, work rules, collarbone, caught by, roller--mach/part, caught between, mech mat handling, arm, nip point
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302798293 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous textile machine operators

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