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Inspection: 306836305 - Carlisle Tire & Wheel Molded Plastic'S Division

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 306836305Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 02/04/2004

Carlisle Tire & Wheel Molded Plastic'S Division
601 E. Wise St.
Trenton, SC 29847
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3089/Plastics Products, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 326199/All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing
Mailing: 23 Windham Blvd., Aiken, SC 29805

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/01/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:03/05/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200372951Event: 10/16/2003One Employee Amputates Finger, Another Is Killed
On October 16, 2003, Employees #1 and #2 were working as molding and casting machine operators. Employee #1 was operating an automatic circular saw, when the machine malfunctioned and amputated the ring finger on his left hand. He was hospitalized. Employee #2 was operating a blow molding machine. He was removing parts from the machine's conveyor and trimming them, when a part got caught in some air lines and became stuck in the bottom of the machine. Employee #2 noticed the stuck part and reached under the gate guard to remove it. Because the machine was running in "auto" mode, Employee #2 did not stop it prior to reaching in. As his hand was inside the machine, it cycled, catching his arm between the leg of the press and the conveyor. Other employees responded, put the machine in "manual" mode, and released the press. Employee #2 sustained a fracture, and he was killed. All the machine's guards were in place.
Keywords: fracture, amputated, power press, guard, work rules, casting, machine operator, caught by, circular saw, lockout
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306836305 Hospitalized injury Amputation Molding and casting machine operators
2 306836305 Fatality Fracture Molding and casting machine operators

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