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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309298313 - Cheek Engineering & Stamping

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 309298313Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 06/27/2007

Cheek Engineering & Stamping
14341 Franklin Ave
Tustin, CA 92780
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:12/07/2007
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:02/24/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $12,375 $0 $0 $545 $0 $12,920
Current Penalty $12,375 $0 $0 $545 $0 $12,920
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 12/07/2007 01/06/2008 $195 $195 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3314 G 12/07/2007 01/06/2008 $350 $350 $0 -
  3. 02001 Serious 4193 E 12/07/2007 12/14/2007 $10,800 $10,800 $0 -
  4. 03001 Serious 4207 A 12/07/2007 12/17/2007 $1,575 $1,575 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201149291Event: 06/12/2007Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Punch Press
On June 12, 2007, Employee #1 and a coworker were working on Transfer Press #122, a part revolution power operated press, manufactured by Cheek. This press has seven sequential punches. Employee #1 and the coworker were assigned to manufacture valve cups using only the 6 right punches. Employee #1 was left alone to run parts for about one hour. The press was normally rigged so that only the button on the left of a 2-hand control would activate the machine; however, the 2-hand controls were rerigged so that only the right button could be used to activate the press. Employee #1 indicated that his attention was not on his left hand when he activated the right button to cycle the press. As the punch came down, it caught his glove and pulled his left hand into its path, amputating his index, middle and ring fingers. He was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: amputated, finger, glove, machine operator, caught by, process safety, punch press, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309298313 Hospitalized injury Amputation Pressing machine operators

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