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Inspection: 307013409 - International Paper Courtland Mill

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham

Nr: 307013409Report ID: 0418300Open Date: 10/19/2003

International Paper Courtland Mill
16504 County Road 150
Courtland, AL 35618
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2621/Paper Mills
NAICS: 322121/Paper (except Newsprint) Mills
Mailing: Po Box 189, Courtland, AL 35618

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/15/2004
Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:AmputationsClose Case:06/30/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint203842711 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $12,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,000
Current Penalty $9,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100219 D01 04/16/2004 04/21/2004 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100219 E03 I 04/16/2004 04/21/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01001C Serious 19100261 K02 III 04/16/2004 04/21/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01002 Serious 19100261 K01 04/16/2004 05/12/2004 $2,500 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201271780Event: 10/18/2003Employee Amputates Fingers, Later Dies From Complications
On October 18, 2003, Employee #1 was attempting to clear a paper tail out of paper milling Machine Number 33, at the wet end of the machine. When he reached in to clear the paper, his hand was caught in a pulley wheel turning at 1,650 fpm. His right index, middle and ring fingers were amputated at an angle. He was assisted by coworkers to the company medical station, and then transported to a local hospital, where his fingers were surgically reattached. Employee #1 died later of complications from the surgery.
Keywords: amputated, finger, machine operator, caught by, milling machine, pulley, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307013409 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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