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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309298008 - Aluminum Precision Products

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 309298008Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 05/09/2007

Aluminum Precision Products
3210 W Central
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3463/Nonferrous Forgings
NAICS: 332112/Nonferrous Forging
Mailing: 3333 W Warner Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/31/2007
Close Case:11/04/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $5,060 $0 $0 $280 $0 $5,340
Current Penalty $5,060 $0 $0 $280 $0 $5,340
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3328 E 06/08/2007 06/21/2007 $280 $280 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3203 A07 D 06/08/2007 06/14/2007 $5,060 $5,060 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201148590Event: 12/12/2006Employee'S Fingers Amputated When Caught Between Falling Die
On December 12, 2006, Employee #1 and a coworker were working for an employer that manufactured automobiles and aircraft parts. Employee #1 is a die handler, which requires him to operate a forklift in the course of pulling dies and preparing them for use in the manufacturing presses. The coworker was required to pull a large die and prepare it for use. The die, which was approximately 30 in by 30 in, weighing several hundred pounds, .75-in. grooves along the sides of the top half of the die, and held together by two pins, each 3.375-in. diameter. The coworker removed the die by sliding the forklift forks into the grooves on both side of the die, so that the die would be suspended about 18 in. above the ground. The bottom half of the die would not come loose, so the coworker asked Employee #1 for assistance. Employee #1 slid a pin underneath the suspended die trying to align it with the pin that was already in place, so that his coworker could lower the die onto the pin, knocking the stuck pin out to free the two die pieces. However, before Employee #1 could remove his hand, the lower half of the die suddenly fell free, trapping several fingers of his right hand between the die and the upright pin. Most of Employee #1's right index finger and the tip of the middle finger on his right hand were amputated.
Keywords: die, finger, equipment operator, machine operator, caught between, industrial truck, struck by, press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309298008 Hospitalized injury Amputation Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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