Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
Current Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A03 II 05/06/2004 06/08/2004 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100212 A03 III 05/06/2004 06/08/2004 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201041720 Event: 04/08/2004Employee Amputates Three Fingers While Using Press
At 3:00 p.m. on April 8, 2004, Employee #1 was working with an unguarded letter press. The business manufactures promotional buttons from a 4500 square foot building in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The establishment has been in business in Nevada for 3 years and can manufacture approximately 15,000 buttons per day during peak business. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 was working on a Brandtjen and Kluge letter press that was outfitted with a die to score around the established emblem of the button design. The emblems were arranged six to a page, and the pages were manually inserted and removed by Employee #1. During operation, the full revolution, multiple stroke press operated at rate of approximately one revolution per second, and Employee #1 was required to reach into the point of operation while the machine cycled to add and remove the paper stock. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 was working at a rate of 300 sheets every 20 minutes. While reaching into the point of operation, to retrieve the scored paper, the die closed and amputated the middle three fingers of Employee #1's left hand. Local emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to a local trauma center, where the fingers were unable to be reattached. Employee #1 was treated and released from the hospital four days later.
Keywords: die, amputated, machine operator, press, finger, caught between, point of operation, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307583575 Hospitalized injury Amputation Pressing machine operators

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close