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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 2 6
Current Violations 4 2 6
Initial Penalty $37,350 $0 $0 $900 $0 $38,250
Current Penalty $12,615 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,615
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B02 10/28/2011 11/30/2011 $0 $450 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 4203 B 10/28/2011 11/30/2011 $0 $450 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 3328 B 10/28/2011 11/07/2011 $605 $6,075 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 03001 Serious 4185 10/28/2011 11/07/2011 $605 $6,075 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 04001 Serious 4206 A 10/28/2011 11/07/2011 $10,800 $12,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 05001 Serious 4214 A 10/28/2011 11/07/2011 $605 $12,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201128600 Event: 08/12/2011Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Press Brake
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on August 12, 2011, Employee #1, with Broadway Sheet Metal (a manufacturer of metal hospital equipment), was operating a Wysong press brake (Model Number 55-8, Serial Number PB4-147) to bend steel sheets to form trash deflectors. Each sheet was approximately 4 in. wide and 20 in. long. Employee #1 stated that he was standing on the left side of the machine, facing the front. While bending a piece that was set on the bottom die, the piece fell towards the back of the machine. As he reached for the piece, the top ram lowered onto his left hand. A coworker took Employee #1 to a clinic and then to California Pacific Medical Center, where he was hospitalized for treatment, including surgery to reattach the fingers. Employee #1 stated that he was operating this machine with a foot control. Both that control and the point of operation were not guarded. Employee #1 does not remember if he pressed the foot pedal and inadvertently caused the incident. There were no witnesses. The employer claimed that Employee #1 was trained to do the job, but was unable to provide documentation. He did not speak or understand English and no written instructions were available in his language (Cantonese).
Keywords: die, amputated, press brake, finger, caught between, crushed, point of operation, press operator, press, ram
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310100664 Hospitalized injury Amputation Molding and casting machine operators

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