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Inspection: 309297034 - Caran Precision Engineering & Mfg Corp

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 309297034Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 12/18/2006

Caran Precision Engineering & Mfg Corp
4275 N Palm St
Fullerton, CA 92835
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3469/Metal Stampings, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 332116/Metal Stamping

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/13/2007
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/30/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $6,750 $0 $0 $1,400 $0 $8,150
Current Penalty $2,970 $0 $0 $600 $0 $3,570
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B 02/14/2007 02/20/2007 $150 $280 $0 03/15/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3314 C 02/14/2007 02/23/2007 $450 $560 $0 03/15/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 3314 H 02/14/2007 03/16/2007 $0 $560 $0 03/15/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Serious 4206 A 02/14/2007 02/24/2007 $2,700 $3,375 $0 03/15/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 03001 Serious 4075 A 02/14/2007 02/24/2007 $270 $3,375 $0 03/15/2007 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201148376Event: 08/17/2006Employee Amputates Finger In Power Press
On August 17, 2006, Employee #1 was machining a metal part in a part-revolution clutch, power-operated press, Minster Series E2 HeviStamper (model number E2 300 84 48). The press had nine sets of dies and punched for up to nine progressive machinings of the part. During normal operation of the press, a screw that held the number 9 punch broke, causing the punch to get stuck in the die. Employee #1 started to clear the jam. He lowered the slide, released the clamp that held the shoe to the slide bridge, and raised the slide to access the top of the shoe. Employee #1 powered down the machine and electrically it was locked out. He then replaced the broken screw with a longer one to help pull the punch from the die, but this did not work. He unlocked the press, lowered the slide and replaced the clamp that held the shoe. His intention was to have the press pull the stuck punch loose from the die. The part and punch were stuck in a compressed-gas ejector that holds the part until the cycle is complete. Employee #1 reached in at the bottom of the punch to make sure the punch was tight, just when the ejector released the stuck part. The part flew upwards, hitting the employee's finger and amputating it, as the finger was caught between the projectile and the punch. Employee #1 was transported with an amputated right index finger to the hospital and was released in less than 24 hours.
Keywords: ejected, amputated, finger, stuck, jammed, lockout, struck by, flying object, punch press, press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309297034 Hospitalized injury Amputation Mechanical engineering technicians

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