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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311605497 - Ameriwood Industries, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo

Nr: 311605497Report ID: 0524700Open Date: 09/19/2008

Ameriwood Industries, Inc.
458 Second Ave.
Tiffin, OH 44883
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2511/Wood Household Furniture, Except Upholstered
NAICS: 337215/ Showcase, Partition, Shelving, and Locker Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Complaint
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/19/2008
Emphasis: L:Piv, N:Amputate, S:Amputations, S:Powered Ind VehicleClose Case:11/28/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint206402190 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100213 R04 10/08/2008 10/28/2008 $3,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202088761Event: 09/15/2008Employee'S Fingertip Is Amputated By Mitre Saw
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on September 15, 2008, Employee # 1 was operating a Mitre Saw to cut wood products. The saw was actuated by a foot pedal. He positioned the product in the saw and, at the same time, inadvertently bumped the foot pedal, which caused the saw to actuate. Employee # 1 amputated his left middle fingertip and was transported to Mercy of Tiffin Hospital, in Tiffin, Ohio. Following the accident, the foot pedal was found to be defective. The spring loaded pedal did not completely return to its 'up' position. It was determined that the original saw guard was replaced by the employer with a smaller guard, which provided significantly less distance between an operator's hands and the point of operation. There were no witnesses to the accident.
Keywords: wood chips, amputated, finger, guard, foot control, machine operator, saw, point of operation, struck by, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311605497 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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