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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $18,750
Current Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $550 $0 $14,950
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A04 03/20/2009 04/22/2009 $550 $750 $0 04/27/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3314 D 03/20/2009 04/22/2009 $14,400 $18,000 $0 04/27/2009 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201491958 Event: 09/22/2008Employee'S Fingers Were Amputated When Caught In Press Die
On September 22, 2008, Employee #1, a sheet metal worker, was setting up a Verson mechanically driven 35 ton press brake for change in production. He was measuring the distance to the stop block with his right hand, holding the end of a metal tape measure in the middle of the point of operation, when he actuated the treadle causing the press to cycle. The upper die did not complete the cycle and became bound by his gloved hand. The guarding on the rear of the press had to be removed to access the equalizer shaft to counter rotate it to raise the die, to free the employee's hand. It took approximately twenty minutes to free his hand. As a result, the three fingers on his right hand were amputated. Employee #1 was hospitalized. The employer appears to have a well devised safety program and adequate lockout procedures; however, they don't seem to be followed as a matter of pattern and practice.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, caught by, lockout, press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310829338 Hospitalized injury Amputation Sheet metal workers

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