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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311253215 - Freedom Imaging Systems, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Naperville

Nr: 311253215Report ID: 0521400Open Date: 09/22/2008

Freedom Imaging Systems, Inc.
780 Mcclure Road
Aurora, IL 60504
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2752/Commercial Printing, Lithographic
NAICS: 323110/Commercial Lithographic Printing

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/07/2008
Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:AmputationsClose Case:12/31/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200824126 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
Current Penalty $1,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A01 11/10/2008 11/14/2008 $1,250 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200823946Event: 09/20/2008Employees Hand Is Caught In Nip Point, Hand Is Degloved
At approximately 11:26 a.m. on September 20, 2008, Employee #1, a maintenance worker, was working in a printing and direct mail establishment in Aurora, Illinois. The area of the plant where the conveyor was located was not in production at the time. He turned on the conveyor in order to adjust the tension controls for the belt. His hand got caught in the rollers of the inrunning nip point. The tension controls were approximately 14-in. to 16-in. from the nip point. Although in and out of consciousness, he was able to direct coworkers as to how to remove parts of the machine, to release the rollers, to release his hand. Emergency Medical Services were called, and the employee was transported to Provena Mercy Hospital in Aurora, Illinois. Employee #1's hand was degloved, and he was hospitalized. The employee reported that the rollers were "cased in", but denied removing any guards from the rollers to adjust the tension.
Keywords: unconsciousness, degloved, caught by, roller conveyor, conveyor, nip point, hand, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311253215 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Machinery maintenance occupations

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