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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309908127 - National Gypsum Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 309908127Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 01/24/2008

National Gypsum Company
1850 Pier B St
Long Beach, CA 90813
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3275/Gypsum Products
NAICS: 327420/Gypsum Product Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/27/2008
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:03/14/2016
Emphasis: N:Amputate

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362461832    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $375 $0 $22,875
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $7,375 $0 $7,375
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 03/28/2008 04/09/2008 $375 $375 $0 04/14/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 4184 B 03/28/2008 04/09/2008 $7,000 $22,500 $0 04/14/2008 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201039807Event: 12/19/2007Employee Crushes Fingertip Between Machine And Drywall
At 3:20 a.m. on December 19, 2007, Employee #1, a probationary employee dry end operator, was tending the Levelator machine. A sheet of drywall coming down the conveyor to the stacking table was misaligned. Instead of stopping the machine and realigning the sheet, Employee #1 attempted to realign it with the table moving and the machine's pushers caught his right finger, which he then yanked out, avulsing the tissue of the tip. Employee #1 was taken to Western Hand Center where surgeons removed the tip of the distal bone to allow reconstruction of the fingertip with a skin flap.
Keywords: finger, crushed, skin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309908127 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Not specified mechanics and repairers

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