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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307580555 - Roebuck Printing, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 2

Nr: 307580555Report ID: 0352420Open Date: 08/25/2004

Roebuck Printing, Inc.
4987 Mercantile Road
Baltimore, MD 21236
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2752/Commercial Printing, Lithographic
NAICS: 323110/Commercial Lithographic Printing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/10/2004
Emphasis: S:Amputation Const. Man.Close Case:12/30/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
Current Penalty $1,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A01 10/21/2004 10/26/2004 $1,250 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202355335Event: 08/21/2004Employee Is Injured When Fingers Crushed In Press
On August 21, 2004, Employee #1 was adjusting the rollers and brushes in the folder and chopper box of a press as it ran at thread speed. He was making adjustments to the thumbwheel on the right side of the folder and chopper arm and was preparing to adjust the thumbwheel on the left side when he reached between the arm and the guard that covered the rotating counter balance. The counterbalance was rotating in a counter-clockwise motion and cycled down on his thumb and index finger. A coworker hit the emergency stop button and cycled the folder and chopper forward so that it would release Employee #1's hand. His thumb and finger were partially amputated and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: printing press, amputated, finger, guard, thumb, caught between, crushed, point of operation, press operator, press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307580555 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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