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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307160655 - West Bag Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 307160655Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 03/29/2004

West Bag Inc
1161 Monterey Pass Rd
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3089/Plastics Products, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 326199/All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/28/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/06/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362618084    
 Accident362618167    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 3 8
Current Violations 5 3 8
Initial Penalty $46,800 $0 $0 $6,100 $0 $52,900
Current Penalty $16,740 $0 $0 $5,100 $0 $21,840
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 05/28/2004 06/30/2004 $5,000 $5,000 $0 06/21/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3203 A 05/28/2004 06/30/2004 $100 $550 $0 06/21/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 3314 H 05/28/2004 06/30/2004 $0 $550 $0 06/21/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Serious 4051 A 05/28/2004 06/07/2004 $180 $9,000 $0 06/21/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 03001 Serious 4070 A 05/28/2004 06/07/2004 $180 $7,200 $0 06/21/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 04001 Serious 3314 F 05/28/2004 06/07/2004 $1,800 $3,600 $0 06/21/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 05001 Serious 3314 A 05/28/2004 06/07/2004 $180 $9,000 $0 06/21/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 06001 Serious 4075 A 05/28/2004 06/07/2004 $14,400 $18,000 $0 06/21/2004 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201058237Event: 03/12/2004Employee Amputates Finger In Gears Of Printing Press
Employee #1, working for a manufacturer of plastic bags for the food industry, was squatting and using a rag to wipe excess oil from the production floor near a printing press. As he stood up, the rag made contact with the running mesh gears of the press and his hand was drawn into the pinch point. His finger was caught in the gear drive and was amputated. He was hospitalized with his injury. The investigation revealed that the gears were unguarded.
Keywords: printing press, rotating parts, amputated, finger, work rules, caught by, lockout, plastic mfg, gear, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307160655 Hospitalized injury Amputation Production helpers

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