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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $375 $0 $18,375
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $2,375 $0 $2,375
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 09/14/2007 10/03/2007 $375 $375 $0 10/18/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 3314 C 09/14/2007 09/19/2007 $2,000 $18,000 $0 10/18/2007 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201089471 Event: 03/20/2007Employee'S Finger Tip Amputated After Being Caught By Belt
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on March 20, 2007, Employee #1, an employee of Ag Wise Enterprises, Inc., was using a Vrisimo VariFlex offset mower (model #VF-1105) to mow the grass between tree rows in a company almond grove. He heard a noise from the back of the mower, coming from the multiple v-belt drive. He removed the guard and placed his hands onto a belt to test it for tightness while the machine was in operation. His gloved hand was grabbed by the belt and pulled between the v-belt and the pulley, pinching his finger tips. He was taken to Delano Regional Medical Center, where one of his finger tips was amputated
Keywords: amputated, agriculture, finger, work rules, equipment operator, caught by, lawn mower, v-belt, nip point, pulley
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310822697 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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