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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 4 5
Current Violations 1 4 5
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 0241500103 B 11/07/2002 09/25/2002 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 0242302501 A 11/07/2002 12/10/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02002 Other 80013005 11/07/2002 09/25/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02003 Other 80015005 11/07/2002 09/25/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 02004 Other 80016010 11/07/2002 09/25/2002 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 171135080 Event: 09/09/2002Employee'S Fingers Are Crushed In Hydraulic Press Brake
On September 9, 2002, Employee #1 was using a hydraulic press brake to form CM-1 brackets. He had completed 972 parts the previous day and had run 500 parts on his current shift when a coworker told him that some of the parts had been formed misaligned. Employee #1 began to use his fingers to push on the front edge of the bracket to assure that it was aligned against the backstop behind the forming dies. He would then cycle the machine, removing his fingers when the upper die started to descend. He had run between 45 and 50 parts this way when his fingers became caught. Employee #1 stopped the press, trapping his fingers under the nearly fully-descended upper die. Finding that he could not get his fingers out and that the press was almost at the end of its down stroke, he cycled the machine and removed his crushed fingers. He was hospitalized with his injury.
Keywords: power press, press brake, finger, work rules, caught between, crushed, point of operation, extension handle, hydraulic press, press operator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305646671 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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