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Inspection: 310598123 - Firth Rixson/Schlosser Forge Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 310598123Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 04/19/2007

Firth Rixson/Schlosser Forge Company
11711 Arrow Route
19951689ucamonga, CA 91730
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3462/Iron and Steel Forgings
NAICS: 332111/Iron and Steel Forging
Mailing: 11711 Arrow Route, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/28/2007
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/26/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,935 $0 $5,935
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,935 $0 $5,935
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 09/28/2007 10/31/2007 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3660 A 09/28/2007 10/31/2007 $185 $185 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 3328 B 09/28/2007 10/31/2007 $750 $750 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202446480Event: 04/03/2007Employee Is Injured When Struck By Piece Of Grinding Wheel
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on April 3, 2007, an employee was grinding the inside of a 64-titanium metal ring, 9-inch I.D., at the work bench, Booth Number 10, located in the Building Number 3. For the purpose, he was utilizing a "De Walt" portable grinder, Number 58, 6,000 rated rpm, 110 VAC. As he began to grind the inner side of the ring, suddenly, the newly mounted "Norton Stone, model Gemini" grinding cup wheel, 6,000 rated rpm, 6-inch O.D., type 11, shattered into three pieces, of which one piece struck on the left side of his forehead. Specific safety rules in the De Walt instruction manual required the grinding wheel must have minimum 6,600 rpm as per the table. The employee sustained deep laceration and shattered skull injury on the left forehead and was hospitalized.
Keywords: forehead, skull, struck by, flying object, hand tool, grinding wheel
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310598123 Hospitalized injury Fracture Precision grinders, fitters and tool sharpeners

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