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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307169326 - Rangers Die Casting

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 307169326Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 08/11/2006

Rangers Die Casting
10828 S. Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3325/Steel Foundries, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 331513/Steel Foundries (except Investment)
Mailing: 10828 S. Alameda Street, Lynwood, CA 90262

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/08/2006
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/10/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 4 7
Current Violations 3 4 7
Initial Penalty $20,470 $0 $0 $5,970 $0 $26,440
Current Penalty $8,325 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $9,825
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 11/09/2006 12/12/2006 $1,000 $5,000 $0 12/14/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 25000008 A01 11/09/2006 12/12/2006 $0 $160 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 25000010 A 11/09/2006 12/12/2006 $0 $160 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 4197 A02 11/09/2006 12/12/2006 $500 $650 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02001 Serious 23400023 11/09/2006 11/19/2006 $3,375 $5,850 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 03001 Serious 4211 A 11/09/2006 11/19/2006 $4,500 $7,310 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 04001 Serious 4210 A 11/09/2006 11/19/2006 $450 $7,310 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202452785Event: 08/09/2006Employee Injures Hand While Operating Punch Press
On August 9, 2006, Employee #1 was working for a company that deals in aluminum die casting. Employee #1 was receiving training on a Denison punch press. She had no prior experience with this particular machine. While a coworker was demonstrating the proper operating procedures for the press, some of the work pieces were not aligned on the lower cavities, causing the press to malfunction. Without notifying her coworker, Employee #1 attempted to reach into the point of operation with her left hand to align the work pieces. The coworker simultaneously activated the press to cycle, striking Employee #1's hand. Employee #1 was taken to UCLA Harbor Medical Center, where she was hospitalized and treated for her injury. The accident investigation attributed the accident to a lack of extension hand tools for retrieving, adjusting and removing stuck or scrap pieces from the point of operation.
Keywords: amputated, equipment operator, crushed, inexperience, point of operation, struck by, punch press, hand, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307169326 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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