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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307179705 - Cabinets 2000

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 307179705Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 12/12/2005

Cabinets 2000
11100 Firestone Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2434/Wood Kitchen Cabinets
NAICS: 337110/Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/30/2006
Close Case:11/12/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $28,800 $0 $0 $400 $0 $29,200
Current Penalty $13,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 3203 A04 03/30/2006 05/02/2006 $0 $400 $0 07/19/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 4300 A 03/30/2006 04/09/2006 $0 $5,400 $0 07/19/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Other 4300 D 03/30/2006 04/09/2006 $0 $5,400 $0 07/19/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 04001 Serious 4300 E 03/30/2006 04/09/2006 $13,500 $18,000 $0 07/19/2006 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201800406Event: 11/16/2005Employee'S Finger Tip Is Amputated When Saw Kicks Back
On November 16, 2005, a worker was using a table saw (Casolin Number 2571) to rip a 45-degree bevel in particle board that was 48-in. long and 13-in. wide. Prior to cutting the particle board, he removed all the safety devices (the hood guard, spreader, and anti-kickback device). Employee #1 was walking by, transporting a cabinet, when the particle board kicked back. Employee #1 sustained a partial amputation of a finger. The saw operator stated that the removal of the safety devices was the only way to perform the cut, and that his supervisor has seen him remove the safety devices when he does this type of work.
Keywords: kick back, amputated, guard, work rules, ring, saw, spreader bar, unguarded, table saw
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307179705 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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