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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100178 Q07 12/20/2006 01/18/2007 $2,500 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200531184 Event: 09/10/2006Employee Amputates Two Fingers In Drill Press
At around 3:10 a.m. on September 10, 2006, Employee #1, a maintenance mechanic, was working with a coworker in the maintenance shop, in a turkey and chicken processing plant. They were making a cover to go over a sprocket. Employee #1 had a piece of angle iron that needed a hole drilled into it. Employee #1 went over to the Delta drill press, Model 20, Serial Number 88-74003, Cat Number 70-360, and saw that he needed to change the drill bit on the press. He also noted at that time, that the drill was down on the press. In the employee interview the Maintenance Mechanic said that the arbor had a broken spring, which allowed the arbor to return to the up position. That was why the drill was down. Employee #1 put the chuck into his right hand and inserted it into the drill head to change the bit. The chuck was secured to the drill press on a 2-ft or 2.5-ft chain to prevent it from getting lost. Employee #1 was leaning over, so he could see what he was doing, and must have hit the on and off switch, located on the front of the drill press, about his head with his helmet height. The drill press started wrapping the chain around the drill head and catching Employee #1's fingers. Employee #1 amputated his ring finger just above the first knuckle and the pinky finger at the first knuckle on his right hand. He was not hospitalized.
Keywords: chain, maintenance, amputated, finger, mechanic, struck against, caught between, drill press, sprocket
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310082813 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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