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Inspection: 310606165 - Comm-Fab Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 310606165Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 04/09/2009

Comm-Fab Inc
12240 East End Ave
Chino, CA 91710
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3465/Automotive Stampings
NAICS: 336370/Motor Vehicle Metal Stamping

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/29/2009
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:02/11/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102606944    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 5 6
Current Violations 6 6
Initial Penalty $3,150 $0 $0 $6,050 $0 $9,200
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $4,200 $0 $4,200
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 07/29/2009 08/03/2009 $4,000 $5,000 $0 08/19/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 461 C 07/29/2009 08/03/2009 $0 $175 $0 08/19/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 3203 B 07/29/2009 08/03/2009 $0 $175 $0 08/19/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 4206 A 07/29/2009 08/03/2009 $0 $350 $0 08/19/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Other 4193 E01 07/29/2009 08/03/2009 $0 $350 $0 08/19/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 02001 Other 4187 A 07/29/2009 08/03/2009 $200 $3,150 $0 08/19/2009 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202597837Event: 02/17/2009Employee Amputates Fingers And Hand In Punch Press
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on February 17, 2009, an employee was retrieving a stuck part from the die with his right hand at which time the press cycled crushing his right hand between the two dies. The employee amputated his right middle, ring and little fingers and hand when his hand got crushed between the dies of a 165 ton, "1993, AIDA-150, model NC1-150", punch press, located in the shop area. The punch press was equipped with two hand control buttons which were functioning properly after the accident. According to the management, the press was allegedly used in "INCH" mode instead of single stroke production mode. The operator allegedly bridged the two hand control buttons by placing a 2-in. by 4-in. board on two cups mounted on the two control buttons so as to activate the ram, die, by using one hand or any body part. The employee was hospitalized and treated for amputated fingers and hand.
Keywords: amputated, finger, caught by, struck by, punch press, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310606165 Hospitalized injury Amputation Extruding and forming machine operators

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