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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311607766 - Kamco Industries, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo

Nr: 311607766Report ID: 0524700Open Date: 03/10/2009

Kamco Industries, Inc.
1001 E. Jackson St.
West Unity, OH 43570
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3089/Plastics Products, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 326199/All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing
Mailing: P.O. Box 768, West Unity, OH 43570

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/11/2009
Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:AmputationsClose Case:06/24/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $8,625 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,625
Current Penalty $5,175 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,175
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C07 I 04/06/2009 04/23/2009 $1,125 $1,875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100147 D03 04/06/2009 04/16/2009 $1,350 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100147 D04 I 04/06/2009 04/16/2009 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19100212 A03 II 04/06/2009 04/09/2009 $2,700 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202088878Event: 03/10/2009Employee Is Killed When Caught In Hydraulic Press
At approximately 12:00 a.m. on March 10, 2009, Employee #1 was operating a Sanki Seiko STK-2622-150 hydraulic press machine that was designed by the company as a plastic trim press to punch holes into a large plastic part used to line the trunk of an automobile. The press is initiated through the use of a foot pedal which must be depressed with one foot and is guarded with light curtains on the front of the machine where the operator accesses the press area and on the right hand side of the press. The left hand side of the press was guarded with a standard interlocked barrier guard with the back of the press unguarded but was inaccessible by employees. Employee #1 had just placed a large plastic part into the press, and was removing a piece of scrap from the press that was between the light curtain and the point of operation. Employee #1 reached into the hydraulic plastic trim press and the press cycle was inadvertently initiated. Employee #1 sustained severe crushing injuries to the upper body. Two of Employee #1's coworkers were nearby, at the time of the accident. One coworker was approximately 25 ft away, waiting for a part with their back to the press. A second coworker was approximately 10 ft away, entering data on a computer terminal, directly adjacent to the press operating controls and foot activation pedal, with their left side facing the press. Employee #1 died as a result of the accident.
Keywords: maintenance, repair, cleaning, caught between, crushed, point of operation, punch press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311607766 Fatality Fracture Pressing machine operators

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