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Inspection: 309442267 - Ashland Rubber Mat Co. Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo

Nr: 309442267Report ID: 0524700Open Date: 05/08/2006

Ashland Rubber Mat Co. Inc.
1221 Elm St.
Ashland, OH 44805
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3069/Fabricated Rubber Products, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 326299/All Other Rubber Product Manufacturing
Mailing: P.O. Box 267, Ashland, OH 44805

Inspection Type:Prog Related
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/08/2006
Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:AmputationsClose Case:12/04/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202098737 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 19 19
Current Violations 14 4 18
Initial Penalty $20,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $20,400
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100022 A01 09/08/2006 11/01/2006 $375 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100132 A 09/08/2006 11/01/2006 $525 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 19100132 D01 08/28/2006 11/01/2006 $0 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100147 C01 08/28/2006 11/01/2006 $525 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100212 A01 08/28/2006 10/16/2006 $525 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Other 19100212 B 08/28/2006 11/01/2006 $0 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01007A Serious 19100217 B04 I 08/28/2006 11/01/2006 $525 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01007B Serious 19100217 B04 II 08/28/2006 11/01/2006 $0 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 9. 01009 Serious 19100217 B08 I 08/22/2006 10/10/2006 $600 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 01010A Serious 19100217 C02 IA 08/28/2006 11/15/2006 $525 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 01010B Serious 19100217 C02 IB 08/28/2006 11/15/2006 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  12. 01010C Serious 19100217 C02 ID 08/28/2006 11/15/2006 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  13. 01011 Other 19100217 D06 I 08/28/2006 11/01/2006 $0 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  14. 01012 Serious 19100217 D09 I 08/28/2006 11/01/2006 $300 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  15. 01013 Serious 19100217 E01 I 08/28/2006 11/01/2006 $525 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  16. 01014 Serious 19100217 E01 II 08/28/2006 11/01/2006 $525 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  17. 01015A Serious 19100217 E03 08/28/2006 12/01/2006 $525 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  18. 01015B Serious 19100217 F02 08/28/2006 12/01/2006 $0 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  19. 01017 Serious 19100219 B01 08/28/2006 11/01/2006 $750 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  20. 01018 Serious 19100219 B02 08/28/2006 11/01/2006 $525 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  21. 01019 Serious 19100219 C04 I 08/28/2006 11/01/2006 $325 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  22. 01020 Serious 19100219 F03 08/28/2006 11/01/2006 $525 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  23. 01021 Other 19100305 B02 08/28/2006 11/01/2006 $0 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202087649Event: 03/29/2006Employee Amputates Fingers And Crushes Wrist In Power Press
At approximately 5:00 a.m. on March 29, 2006, Employee #1 was employed by the Ashland Rubber Mat Company, Inc. The company, in business since 1936, recycles used tires into dock bumpers and floor mats. She was operating a Walsh Model 65-X full revolution mechanical power press, with Serial Number 10792, to punch out dock bumpers from a section of a recycled rubber tire. This press has a 4-inch stroke and can exert a force of 65 tons. The operation required that Employee #1 move the tire half its radius through the die for the pieces to be punched out. As she worked, the press made an uncommanded stroke, severing the first and second digits (index and middle fingers) on her right hand and crushing her right wrist. Her foot was not in contact with the pedal. She was hospitalized. An investigation revealed that the company had in operation a number of mechanical power presses, some dating back to the 1930s, which had not been updated with required safety features. The press on which Employee #1 sustained her injury was not equipped with effective guarding. Although a wire mesh barrier guard was installed, operators could reach around and over the guard into the press's point of operation. The guard did not comply with table O-10 of section 1910.217 of the OSHA regulations, and it was easily removable by the operator. Prior to the accident, the company had allowed the operation of some presses that lacked guarding on the foot pedals and had barrier guards that did not comply with table O-10. Employee #1 was not trained in safe work methods when using a mechanical power press.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, caught between, crushed, die guard, press operator, untrained, press, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309442267 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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