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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310770656 - Resource Recovery, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Madison

Nr: 310770656Report ID: 0523300Open Date: 04/16/2009

Resource Recovery, Inc.
315 Hart Street
Watertown, WI 53094
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2448/Wood Pallets and Skids
NAICS: 321920/Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing
Mailing: P.O. Box 367, Watertown, WI 53094

Inspection Type:Complaint
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/08/2009
Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:AmputationsClose Case:08/11/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint206858425 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,600
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C07 I 07/16/2009 07/29/2009 $0 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100147 F03 I 07/16/2009 07/24/2009 $0 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100212 A01 07/16/2009 07/28/2009 $2,500 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004A Serious 19100147 C07 I 07/16/2009 07/29/2009 $2,500 $0 $0 Q - National Office Adjustment
  5. 01004B Serious 19100147 F03 I 07/16/2009 07/24/2009 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200802197Event: 04/09/2009Employee Degloves Thumb While Operating Boring Machine
On April 9, 2009, Employee #1 and a coworker were engaged in the operation of a five-head boring machine used to drill holes in wood pallet components. The coworker fed the pallet components into the boring machine. After all holes had been drilled, the part was ejected through a guarded opening where Employee #1 would remove the part and stack it on a pallet. At approximately 10:00 a.m. the coworker noticed that a board had jammed in the machine. He notified Employee #1 and shut the machine off by pressing the emergency stop. While the coworker cleared the jam, Employee #1 was on the other end of the machine. After clearing the jam, the coworker restarted the machine, and it was shortly thereafter that Employee #1 approached showing that his hand had been injured. Employee #1 was reaching under one of the boring heads to reset a sensor as the coworker reenergized the boring machine. The action of resetting the sensor caused the boring machine to cycle. The boring bit contacted Employee #1's hand, degloving and fracturing his left thumb. Neither employee utilized lockout or tag out procedures while clearing this jam. Machine guarding did not prevent Employee #1 from reaching the danger zone. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, guard, degloved, thumb, jammed, lockout
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310770656 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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